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Eartha Kitt, 81, dies

 
 
Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 05:16 pm
NEW YORK " Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81.

Andrew Freedman said Kitt, who was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, died Thursday of colon cancer.

Kitt, a self-proclaimed "sex kitten" famous for her catlike purr, was one of America's most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and nabbing a third nomination. She also was nominated for several Tonys and two Grammys.

Her career spanned six decades, from her start as a dancer with the famed Katherine Dunham troupe to cabarets and acting and singing on stage, in movies and on television. She persevered through an unhappy childhood as a mixed-race daughter of the South and made headlines in the 1960s for denouncing the Vietnam War during a visit to the White House.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 05:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
Wow, she was recently booked at Jazz Alley in Seattle and I considered going. Anyone know if her show was good till the end?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 05:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUvSRkPWtsI
Here is the song I most associate with Eartha.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 05:26 pm
She was also a great catwoman:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/imgcache/21572.imgcache

Edgar, I think of you as the Undertaker of A2K with all these death notices.
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martybarker
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 05:30 pm
@hawkeye10,
Hawkeye, you're a fellow Seattle-ite??? That would have been a great show.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 05:32 pm
@martybarker,
Kinda, about an hour away.....Been to Jazz Alley half a dozen times, not a bad show or bad meal yet.
martybarker
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 05:33 pm
@hawkeye10,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOMmSbxB_Sg
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2008 06:41 pm
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/151/70370~Eartha-Kitt-Posters.jpg

Beautiful woman.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Fri 26 Dec, 2008 01:11 am
Incredible lady.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 26 Dec, 2008 01:25 am
@edgarblythe,
Wonderful woman, singer, and damn fine politics.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 26 Dec, 2008 05:09 am
She was an original. May she R.I.P.
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Fri 26 Dec, 2008 09:01 am
I had the good fortune to see her in her first Broadweay show "New Faces of 1952" in which she sang "Monotonous" which in my opinion was even sexier than her rendition of "Santa, Baby".
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NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 26 Dec, 2008 12:45 pm
She always made me want to be Santa Clause.
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