Eartha Kitt

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Where Are the '60s Sex Kittens Now?

(Newser) - The Chicago Tribune revisits hotties from the '60s, with then-and-now pictures of Raquel Welch, Jane Fonda, Ann-Margret, Liz Taylor, and Eartha Kitt. Guess who's (still?) the hottest now. Hint: She's 70 and on a book tour. Check out the evidence here . More »

Kitt's Purr Wore Down Racial Barriers

(Newser) - Eartha Kitt camped it up in Batman episodes and stirred live crowds with her crooning, but also nudged "Hollywood's color barrier several feet from the dominant crude stereotypes," Reed Johnson writes in the Los Angeles Times. The performer who danced with Katherine Dunham's troupe and acted alongside Sidney... More »

Eartha Kitt Dead at 81

(Newser) - The versatile and ever-sultry Eartha Kitt died today at age 81, the AP reports. Kitt, with her trademark purr, had a career as a dancer, singer, and actor that spanned six decades. Among her musical hits was “Santa Baby," now in common rotation during the holidays. Kitt, who... More »

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