Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Near-Purrrrrrfect Woman Reaches The End Of Her 9 Lives

Sultry sex kitten Eartha Kitt passed away today. Renown for her 1953 version of Santa Baby, Kitt portrayed Catwoman on the mid-60s TV show Batman, replacing Julie Newmar.

Once called the "most exciting woman in the world" by Orson Welles, Kitt earned her first certified Gold record with the 1984 disco hit Where Is My Man. She also won Daytime Emmy and Annie Awards and was nominated for Emmy and Tony Awards during her distinguished career.

Kitt wrote three autobiographies – Thursday's Child (1956), Alone with Me (1976), and I'm Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten (1989). In 1960, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.