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Eartha Kitt 1927 - 2008

Posted by Whitmore, December 26, 2008 07:47am | Post a Comment

Orson Welles
once called her "most exciting woman in the world;" Eartha Kitt, the singer, actress, sex kitten and cultural icon has died in Connecticut on Christmas Day of colon cancer. She was 81. Her flirty, sexy rendition of “Santa Baby” from 1953 has become a holiday standard, but that was just one part of a career that spanned more than six decades.

Her success extended far beyond the music world into stage, television and film. Just last year Kitt won two Emmys for her role in The Emperor's New School; previously she had been nominated for several Tony and Grammy Awards. In 1966, she made a guest appearance on an episode of I Spy which brought Kitt her first Emmy nomination. But her most famous role is probably that of the sexy villain the Catwoman in the 1960’s hit television series Batman. Kitt had replaced Julie Newmar who originated the role.

She is probably equally as famous for her anti-war comments on the Viet Nam conflict, especially since the most notorious words were spoken at the White House as she attended a luncheon held by Lady Bird Johnson. She adamantly stated, "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed, they rebel in the street, they don't want to go to school because they're going to be snatched off from their mothers to be shot in Vietnam."

Needless to say, she spent several years being investigated by the FBI and CIA, and for most of a decade she seldom performed in the U.S. That is, until 1978 when Kitt was invited back to the White House by President Jimmy Carter.

December 25, 2008

Posted by phil blankenship, December 25, 2008 05:37pm | Post a Comment
Marley And Me movie ticket stub
AMC Burbank 16 on Christmas day

Merry Christmas!!!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 25, 2008 01:50pm | Post a Comment
Ho Ho Ho! price tag
Cheech and Chong LP with Cool Yule stickerSuperfreinds exciting christmas stories LPhave a jewish christmas lp coverAndrew Ridgeley last christmas 12" cover
merle haggard's christmas present lp cover
Dynamite's Soul Christmas LP coverthe Sounds of Christmas lp coverswitched on santa lp cover

Joyeux Noël!

Posted by Whitmore, December 25, 2008 08:06am | Post a Comment

HOLIDAY YULE LOG FIREPLACE

Posted by Billyjam, December 25, 2008 03:31am | Post a Comment


Above is your very own holiday yule log fireplace -- one of many posted on YouTube for those without a fireplace or a TV to watch it on a local channel. This one, which comes with its own soundtrack which you can replace with your own music, runs for about six and a half minutes, but you can loop it to keep it going. And if you cannot enlarge it to fit your whole computer screen from above, then just click directly on the YouTube site stream of it and enlarge by clicking in the lower right corner. Peace for the holidays!
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