Eartha Kitt has died at 81
Eartha Kitt, the sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has succumbed to colon cancer at the age of 81. Kitt was the original singer of the perennial holiday song "Santa Baby". Watch her perform it below:
In addition to numerous film roles, Kitt portayed the sexy Catwoman on the popular "Batman" series in 1967-68, replacing Julie Newmar who originated the role. Kitt was a very vocal critic of the Vietnam war, and performed mainly overseas during it's duration.