Eartha Kitt

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: sultry singer, dancer, and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality known as a self-proclaimed "sex kitten" famous for her cat-like purr and was one of America's most versatile performers winning two Emmys and nabbing a third nomination, but who also was nominated for several Tonys and two Grammys, whose career spanned 60 years from her start as a dancer with the famed Katherine Dunham troupe to cabarets and acting and singing on stage, in movies, and on TV, notably as the Catwoman on the 1960's Batman series.

 

 

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

 

Born: January 17, 1927

 

Died: December 25, 2008

 

Location: Weston, Connecticut