Tribute to Santa’s baby Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)

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There’s a whole generation out there (mabye some of you reading this) who has never heard of Eartha Kitt or saw her appearances on sitcoms or her in concert over the years.  With her signature sexy cat purr, Eartha was truly an icon in the entertainment arena.   She brought sexiness to the screen at a time when sexy was not nearly a overt as it is today.  Her song, “Santa Baby” is my favorite Christmas song and one of her many classics.  Well, on Christmas day, the Lord called this Santa Baby home.

“Eartha Kitt, who purred and pounced her way across Broadway stages, recording studios and movie and television screens in a show-business career that lasted more than six decades, died on Thursday. She was 81 and lived in Connecticut.

The cause was colon cancer, said her longtime publicist, Andrew E. Freedman…”

(source:  NY Times article EARTHA KITT, A SEDUCER OF AUDIENCES, DIES AT 81)

Read also…

NY Times article BIOGRAPHY OF EARTHA KITT

ABC News video REMEMBERING EARTHA KITT

ABC News video EARTHA KITT SINGS ‘SANTA BABY’

Huffington Post article EARTHA KITT, SINGER AND DANCER, DIES AT 81

We miss you, Eartha.  A true performer through and through even until weeks before your passing.  RIP…

Comments

  1. I have a short interview I did with her at Ossie Davis funeral in 2005. I just found it and will post it this weekend. It’s hard to believe this women was 81- wow! I’m sure she would have lived to 125 if she didn’t have cancer. Cancer is NO JOKE! I know so many people who passed away from various types. RIP Eartha Kit!

  2. Eartha Kitt contributed an immeasurable amount to the entertainment industry.. and it was so funny to find out that she was a voice in “The Emperor’s New Groove”

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