Former Catwoman, singer Eartha Kitt dies at 81

eartha-kitt

It is with much sadness that I relate that today Eartha Kitt, the singer of the best version of “Santa, Baby,” a former Catwoman, and the voice of Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove died today from colon cancer.

Kitt gained fame for her “sex-kitten” persona, her lusty, earthy purr, and her dancing abilities. It is precisely these qualities that landed her a role on TV as the second Catwoman (after Julie Newmar) in the 1960s “Batman” series as well as the first woman Eddie Murphy’s character seduces on-screen in Boomerang. However, she also had a lot fame as a recording artist and Broadway performer, having been nominated for a Tony in her role in “The Wild Party” in 2000.

I will miss Kitt’s voice a lot, and raise a toast to her on this Christmas Day.

Posted on December 25, 2008 at 19:43 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News

4 Responses

Subscribe to comments via RSS

  1. Written by Angel H.
    on 2008-12-26 at 12:29
    Permalink

    I am reeeeaaaaaally going to miss her.

  2. Written by BlueNight
    on 2008-12-28 at 20:55
    Permalink

    I’ll miss her AND Majel Barrett Roddenberry.

    It’s too bad that when some old fan mentions “the black Catwoman,” kids today will go, “Who, Halle Berry?”

  3. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2008-12-28 at 21:05
    Permalink

    @BlueNight: Gyah! Thanks so much for that frightening, frightening thought.

  4. Written by coffee buzz
    on 2009-01-04 at 11:20
    Permalink

    Eartha Kitt was and will continue to be a legend. I just found out that she starred in the Emperor’s New Groove, how funny

Subscribe to comments via RSS