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)
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…