With sadness, I pass along the news that Eartha Kitt has died, a few weeks short of her 82nd birthday. She had colon cancer.
CNN.com’s report is here.
Ms. Kitt was still in demand as a cabaret singer. Click here to hear “It Was a Very Good Year” from her 2006 CD “Live from the Café Carlyle.”
Three months ago, Gwen Ifill interviewed Ms. Kitt for a PBS special – “An Evening with Eartha Kitt” – which is due to be broadcast in February.
Below is a 1962 vidclip of Eartha Kitt at the height of her popularity. What a unique talent she was.