Thursday, December 25, 2008

Legendary Diva Eartha Kitt Dies at 81


Born in South Carolina in 1927, Eartha moved to Harlem, New York when she was 8 years old, and later began in the performing arts when she was in high school.

She later became a featured dancer for the Katherine Dunham Dance group. Discovering that she enjoyed singing more than dancing, she soon began touring and performing all over Europe as both a singer and a dancer.
She has worked in films, on the Broadway stage and on television for decades, becoming a diva legend with her trademark clipped accent and unforgettable cat growl.

Her filmography includes:

And Then Came Love (2007)
On the One (2005)
Holes (2003)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000) (voice)
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
Ill Gotten Gains (1997) (voice)
Harriet the Spy (1996)
Unzipped (1995) (uncredited)
Fatal Instinct (1993)
Boomerang (1992)
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Living Doll (1990)
Erik the Viking (1989)
Master of Dragonard Hill (1987)
The Pink Chiquitas (1987)
The Serpent Warriors (1985)
All by Myself (1982)
Friday Foster (1975)
Up the Chastity Belt (1971)
Onkel Toms Hütte (1965)
Synanon (1965)
Saint of Devil's Island (1961)
Anna Lucasta (1958)
St. Louis Blues (1958)
The Mark of the Hawk (1957)
New Faces (1954)
Casbah (1948)

Kitt has also written and published 3 autobiographies.
There is, and will never be another like her! R.I.P., Diva!




4 comments:

ktales Saturday, December 27, 2008  

It's ashame with her passing, I liked her in The Emperors New Groove and thought her partnership with the character Kronk made the movie. I also thought she was a good fit for Catwoman in the old Batman tv show.

Urban Thought Saturday, December 27, 2008  

She is one of the greatest, a true talent.

iWalk Tuesday, December 30, 2008  

She always looks so graceful.

iwalk@iwalku2

DD2 aka Debonair Dude Wednesday, December 31, 2008  

She was someone that I always admired...
Happy New Year to you and yours and please be safe MY Friend

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