Friday, 26 December 2008

Tribute: Eartha Kitt R.I.P.

January 17th 1927 – December 25th 2008
There always seems to be some sad news over christmas time and the passing of sultry jazz singer and actress Eartha Kitt on Christmas day aged 81, is no exception..For those that have never heard of Ms Kitt she was the self-proclaimed 'sex kitten', who was famous for her catlike purr of a voice. Escaping a humble childhood in the cotton fields of North Carolina, the sultry singer rose to international fame for her sensuality, elegance and forthright views. While filling in for a cabaret singer in Paris her raw talent was spotted by Hollywood legend Orson Welles. He called her 'the most exciting woman in the world' and cast her in the starring role of Helen of Troy in his 1950 production of Dr Faustus. Broadway stardom led to a recording contract and a succession of best-selling records including "Love For Sale""Folk Tales of the Tribes of Africa" ,"Lets Do It Baby" 'Under the Bridges of Paris' and 'Santa Baby'. I remember watching her as Catwoman in the 60`s TV show Batman.
mytea@om pays tribute to a outstanding talent the world will find hard to replace..R.I.P. Eartha

C'est Si Bon - 1962

Portrait of a Catwoman


timethief said...

Thanks for doing this lovely tribute to a wonderful woman and very talented singer.

JafaBrit's Art said...

fabulous tribute :)