Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I'm sure you've heard by now of the passing of famed, multi-talented, self proclaimed sex kitten, Eartha Kitt. She was 81 and died on Christmas day after a two year battle with colon cancer. Apparently the cancer had been in remission and Ms. Kitt had been performing up until two months ago.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kitt earned a Tony nomination for the musical "Timbuktu!" a black version of "Kismet," which opened on Broadway in 1978. In 2000, she earned a Tony nom, for best actress in a feature role in a musical, for "The Wild Party."For her TV work, Kitt was nominated for an Emmy in 1966 for her leading role on "I Spy." She also has won daytime Emmys the past two years, for outstanding performer in an animated program, for her voice role in Disney Channel's "The Emperor's New School."

If you've never heard her story, you should definitely check it out. It's very interesting. Below are a few clips of some of her work. R.I.P. Eartha.