Blog dedicated to actress/musician Leisha Hailey

Friday, December 26, 2008

EARTHA KITT REMEMBERED 1927-2008

I know many of you may have been too young to remember the Batman and Robin tv show 30+ years ago, but as a child growing up in the 70's that was a kids saving grace for entertainment. When I first laid eyes on Eartha Kitt she was the tongue rolling vixen portraying Catwoman which became one of my favorite television shows along with Wonder Woman. But Eartha was a strikingly beautiful woman playing a role most African American women in those days would find difficult to play. Not even Julie Newmar (Catwoman previous) could purrrrrr like Kitt. Her name alone speaks volumes to her role. Unbeknownst to me at the time, Eartha has long been a star on tv and in music. Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, and caberet star. She was perhaps best known for her 1953 Christmas song "Santa Baby". She took over the role of Catwoman for the 4th series of the 1960s Batman tv series, replacing Julie Newmar who was unavailable for the final series.

Eartha you will be missed, thank you for blessing the world with your presence.
R.I.P

7 comments:

LeeLin said...

I read about her passing yesterday and I was truly in shock....Rest In Peace Eartha......

Kaye87 said...

Me and my mother were talking about this yesterday and how sad we were to hear about it. RIP Eartha!

speedy12 said...

I absolutely adored this woman--R.I.P Eartha--you will be greatly missed. :(

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Chi-City said...

I will always remember her as Lady Eloise from the movie "Boomerang". "Marcusssss Daaaaaarling" :)
R.I.P

LeeLin said...

Yes Chi..I was just watching that the other day...she was hilarious in that movie...

speedy12 said...

OMG!!! Maaaaarrcuusss Daarrrrrling!!! She cracked me up in that movie. That role was made for her.