Friday, December 26, 2008

Eartha Kitt dies at 81

Singer and actress Eartha Kitt (Queen Vexus' voice) has died yesterday, her publicist, Patty Freedman, told CNN on Thursday.

Kitt, 81, died in New York, where she was being treated for colon cancer, Freedman said. Her daughter, Kitt Shapiro, was by her side. She was performing almost until the end, taping a PBS special six weeks ago in Chicago, Illinois. The show is set to air in February.

Her recording of the saucy Christmas song "Santa Baby" was certified gold last week. Kitt was well known for her distinctive voice and made a name for herself in her portrayal of Catwoman in the television series "Batman". That role produced Kitt's recognizable sultry cat growl.

She worked in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television during her lengthy career. According to Kitt's official Web site, she was nominated for a Tony three times, a Grammy and Emmy twice.

Rest In Peace.


Mazri said...

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Anonymous said...

May her star shine brightly out there in the night sky for all time.
Preferably somewhere in the constellation that hides Cluster Prime.

Atomic117 said...

That's very sad to hear. I always adored Eartha Kitt's voice. Especially when she played the voice of Vexus.

The Great One said...

Let us all have a moment of silence for the passing of a great star.

Ms Kitt has had such a career in so many media, it was a coup to get her for Queen Vexxus.

Sge will be missed by so many for so many reasons

God Bless

alexkirtoon said...

I was greatly saddened to hear the news this week. Rob and I were big fans of her past roles and music well before teenage robot, and were incredibly honored when she agreed to participate in the show. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Long Life,My lady,my Queen! Dios Salve a la Soberana eterna de ClusterPrime :_(

coffee buzz said...

Eartha Kitt was and continues to be a legend... and it was so funny to find out that she starred in The Emperor's New Groove