Eartha Kitt passed today, losing to cancer. You can read her life history here.
Kitt was best know for her songs. However, she had a pretty extensive acting career as well. I remember her as Catwoman but honestly thought the role she had that best exploited her unique voice was that of Yzma in “The Emperor’s New Grove.” OK, it’s not high theatre but if you haven’t seen it you need to, just to hear her use one of the best and most recognizable vocal instruments, cast as a villainess.
Ms. Kitt had an amazing voice. One I found to be amongst the most captivating ever. No matter what song I heard her sing I always heard the purrrrrr of Catwoman. I know it’s been done and redone but who will ever forget her rendition of Santa Baby?
Thanks for sharing your talent Ms. Kitt!
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