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Catwoman cancels Christmas, RIP Eartha Kitt

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Dec 26, 2008.

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  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    She was the best catwoman in the Batman TV series.
    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 in Connecticut 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.
    She took over the role of Catwoman for the 4th series of the 1960s Batman TV series, replacing Julie Newmar who was unavailable for the final series.
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