Sad news from the entertainment world today. Eartha Kitt died today. I thought I’d mark this with a post here. What a wonderfully odd character she was! I’m often a big supporter of those who march to the beat of a different drum, and she certainly fits the bill.
Here’s one of my favourite songs she was known for, “Just an Old Fashioned Girl”, just excellently rendered:
[Update: Of course, here's a performance of one of the songs she was most famous for singing (appropriately fitting the day she died) - "Santa Baby":
[Update: Here's an AP article by Poly Anderson that surveys her career rather well.]
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