Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eartha Kitt, RIP

Eartha Kitt has lost her fight against colon cancer today.

Here she is in 2006 performing Santa Baby... not bad for a 79 year old (or a 49 year old, for that matter)... and is W blushing?

And a quick tribute vid:

I first saw her as Catwoman. Kitt is the gold standard for Catwoman. Lee Merriwether is a distant second, and all others who have played the role are just also-rans:

She described herself as "rejected, ejected, dejected, used, accused, abused"; and "too black to be white, too white to be black" so she didn't fit in anywhere. She was black listed for speaking out against the Vietnam war. She deserved better than she received in this life. Say a prayer that she receives better in the hereafter.

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