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Eartha Kitt Dies

Posted by Media Outrage on December 25, 2008

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Legendary actress Eartha Kitt has died at the age of 81, after battling colon cancer. Eartha Kitt died on Thursday according to a family friend.

Via AP:

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.

Mediaoutrage– We remember Eartha Kitt’s work as Cat Woman in the series Batman. We also remember Ms. Kitt for her role as Lady Elouise in Boomerang with Eddie Murphy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eartha’s family and friends during their time of loss.

12 Responses to “Eartha Kitt Dies”

  1. Damn, she was a banger back in her day..she will be missed!

  2. Yvonne said

    Wow…this was a shock. Didn’t even know she was sick.

    Great lady.

  3. Cut Up said

    She seemed like one of those people who would live to at least her late 90’s. Seems so sudden and unexpected to those who didn’t know what she was dealing with as far as her health was concerned. R.I.P

  4. Miss E said

    I had no idea she was sick..her presence will be missed!

  5. CrystalShine said

    R.I.P. She cracked me up in boomerang.

  6. leegill said

    Eartha Mae Kitt was a true diva. May she purr her way to heaven.

  7. joneblaze said

    No one could purr like Eartha Kitt
    Watching her in repeats of the 60’S Batman series launched me in to
    puberty.She was one of the sexiest women to put on the Catwoman costume
    A terrific sultry voice.R.I.P lovely lady.

  8. ucanb2 said

    Rest in Peace Eartha, you will be greatly missed!!

  9. Atlanta said

    So sad, So sad. She lived a long life. I hope and pray that I make it to 81. Rest In Peace.

  10. Aww…one of my fav actress. RIP

  11. Smurfette said

    Loved Eartha! RIP Miss Kitt!

  12. Eartha Kitt contributed an immeasurable amount to the entertainment industry.. and it was so funny to find out that she was a voice in “The Emperor’s New Groove”

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