25 December 2008

Eartha Kitt

From Polly Anderson of the Associated Press via GreenCine Daily, "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" today at a hospital in New York City. Renowned at this time of year especially for her non-pareil origination of the popular and much rerecorded Christmas song "Santa Baby," Eartha was 81.

Here are two of my favorite of her songs, two great comic pieces performed at one of her more recent concerts:

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