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Eartha Kitt, 81, Dies

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From Yahoo.com;

 

NEW YORK - A family friend says 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. She was 81.

 

Andrew Freedman says Kitt died Thursday of colon cancer and was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York .

 

Kitt, a self-proclaimed "sex kitten" famous for her catlike purr, was one of America's most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and getting a third nomination. She also was nominated for two Tony Awards and a Grammy.

 

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More well-known than some of the deaths reported here?

 

She sang one of the more famous version of Santa Baby, but I knew her from when I used to watch the 1960's Batman, on which she played Catwoman (a big deal for an african-american woman back then, I suppose).

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Once again, who?

 

Not someone I recognize anyway; havn't seen that Batman.

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there are a surprising amount of high profile deaths at christmas. last year james brown, this year pinter and eartha kitt.

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Once again, who?

 

No idea who she was what-so-ever

 

:indeed: Bloody kids today.

 

Anyway, another sad day.

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