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Eartha Kitt 'Santa Baby' 'Cat Woman' dies 81 on Christmas Day

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Singer of "Santa Baby" Eartha Kitt dies on Christmas Day 2008

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Eartha Kitt

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, and for her 1953 Christmas song "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world".

Death of Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer on Christmas Day, December 25, 2008. Ironically as she is mostly known for her Christmas hit Santa Baby.

Career
Kitt started her career as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company and made her film debut with them in Casbah (1948). A talented singer with a distinctive voice, her hits include "Let's Do It", "Champagne Tatse", "C'est si bon", "Just an Old Fashioned Girl", "Monotonous", "Je cherche un homme", "Love for Sale", "I'd Rather Be Burned as a Witch", "Uska Dara", "Mink, Schmink", "Under the Bridges of Paris", and her most recognizable hit, "Santa Baby". Kitt's unique style was enhanced as she became fluent in the French language during her years performing in Europe. She had some skill in other languages too, which she demonstrates with finesse in many of the live recordings of her cabaret performances

Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby

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Re: Eartha Kitt 'Santa Baby' 'Cat Woman'

Miss Kitt made me a popular person, as i was a DJ years ago. so many people listened to her version of "Champagne Taste", i had the song requested on my show over 15 times a week. and for the format of "oldies" on my show, she always sounded so crisp, clean, and new. her voice never faltered. and i truly believe she did "age like a fine wine" and remained so regal, and beautiful. RIP. P.S. everybody knows she played Catwoman on the 60's tv show Batman....but, she would have been purrrrfect for that role in the more seriously made Batman movies of just a few years ago. don't ya think?????

Re: Eartha Kitt 'Santa Baby' 'Cat Woman' dies 81 on Christmas Da

I LOVED HER MUSIC SO MUCH I STILL HAVE HER OLD RECORDS.

Re: Eartha Kitt 'Santa Baby' 'Cat Woman' dies 81 on Christmas Da

She won two Emmies on 2007 & 2008. She enver stopped working. Most of us didn't know about it.

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