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Posted: 12/25/08 at 4:59pm
Singer, Actress Eartha Kitt Dies At 81

NEW YORK (AP) ― Actress Eartha Kitt has died of colon cancer at age 81, a close family friend revealed Christmas evening.

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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:01pm
*jaw-drop*


This just fcuked my day up.
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:02pm
Yeah~ I saw that at OT! re: Eartha Kitt has died

I'm glad at least I saw her on broadway in early 2000 (THE WILD PARTY)

Condolences to her family!

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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:03pm
Aw this is so sad! =[

RIP Eartha
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:04pm

http://www.reflector.com/features/a-family-friend-says-singer-and-actress-eartha-kitt-has-died-of-colon-cancer-at-age-81-325063.html
(per Associated Press)

NEW YORK ó A family friend says singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died of colon cancer at age 81.

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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:07pm
Oh my gosh, no! Pinter and Kitt within 24 hours?! I'm dreading the third! Merry Christmas indeed...
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:09pm
Aw, this really put a damper on my Christmas! She was an amaIngly talented woman, and will be sorely missed. :-/
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:10pm
Wow. I never had the chance to see her live, but I find her absolutely phenomenal on THE WILD PARTY recording. RIP
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:10pm
Moving Uptown
(music & lyrics by Michael John La Chuisa)

You are looking at a woman who invented ďThe WalkĒ.
You know ďThe Walk.Ē
I invented that you are looking at a female
who has driven men to homicide
How? Must you ask?
Look at these beautiful legs
These legs were built to drive men mad-
would you like to dance?
But first-
I hear youíre moving uptown
Iíll move with you
I hear your taking talent
Talent I do. I do
Iíve headlined with the best
I can still pack them in
You need help moving uptown!
I know the way cuz Iíve already beenÖ

When you look around the room- look?
Tell me what do you see
Imitations of imitations
I invented myself!
Iím a creature who sacrificed love for her art
Why, you may ask
With these smoldering lips:
Do you know what itís like to kiss
such smoldering lips?

Would you like to find out?

But first:
I hear youíre moviní uptown
Letís go, you lead
Iím ready for the big times
Thatís what I need, I need
I need to return to the place
Where I used to belong
I hear youíre moving uptown

Gold
Well, Miss Montoya-

Dolores
Dolores

Gold
Dolores. Itís early in the game. Who can
tell? Lots of details to be worked out.

Goldberg
Lots.

Gold
Lots

(confidentially)

Which is exactly what it feel like.
Lotís wife. And she is Sodom and Gomorrah incarnate.

Goldberg
Then donít turn around. Donít look back.

(they look back)

Dolores
I hear youíre taking me a long
I hear youíre taking me
Youíre taking me, youíre taking me, youíre
Taking me
Along!


Eartha Kitt in THE WILD PARTY performing "Moving Uptown"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6giQUInFovo


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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:11pm
NOOO!!! re: Eartha Kitt has died This is so sad.
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:14pm
I'm in tears.


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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:16pm
This is such sad news !!! What an amazingly talented performer ! And she couldn't be nicer and more gracious when I met her at the "NINE" stagedoor ! She happily posed for a picture and chatted with me for about 10 minutes, recalling to me stories of her stay in Greece, a long time ago ! RIP, wonderful LADY !
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:27pm
This is so sad. She was one of my favorite performers ever. RIP to her.

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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:29pm
Best Santa Baby ever.
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:31pm
Oh my God. I just read this and couldn't believe it, literally gasped. The theater has lost two great ones today. RIP Eartha Kitt.
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:34pm
Her tango w Banderas in "Nine" was one of the highlights of that show. A real "triple threat". So much talent and she kept working obviously even after her diagnosis.
A real loss to us all.
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:34pm
This is truly devistating news. RIP, Eartha. One of the best performers of our time.
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re: Eartha Kitt has died#17
Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:36pm
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Eartha May Kitt
1927-2008

Productions Dates of Production

Nine [Revival, Musical, Drama]
Performer: Eartha Kitt [Liliane La Fleur] - Replacement
(Oct 7, 2003 - ? )
Apr 10, 2003 - Dec 14, 2003

The Wild Party [Original, Musical, Drama]
Performer: Eartha Kitt [Dolores]
Apr 13, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000

Timbuktu! [Original, Musical]
Starring: Eartha Kitt [Shaleem-La-Lume]
Mar 1, 1978 - Sep 10, 1978

Jolly's Progress [Original, Play]
Starring: Eartha Kitt [Jolly Rivers]
Dec 5, 1959 - Dec 12, 1959

Shinbone Alley [Original, Musical]
Starring: Eartha Kitt [mehitabel]
Apr 13, 1957 - May 25, 1957

Mrs. Patterson [Original, Play, Play with music]
Starring: Eartha Kitt [Theodora (Teddy) Hicks]
Dec 1, 1954 - Feb 26, 1955

Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952 [Original, Musical, Revue]
Performer: Eartha Kitt [Featured Dancer];
Performer: Eartha Kitt [Featured Singer];
Performer: Eartha Kitt [Polynesian Girl]
May 16, 1952 - Mar 28, 1953

Bal Negre [Original, Special, Dance, Revue]
Performer: Eartha Kitt
Nov 7, 1946 - Dec 22, 1946

Carib Song [Original, Musical]
Performer: Eartha Kitt [Company]
Sep 27, 1945 - Oct 27, 1945

She also did MIMI LEDUC with Annie Golden, few years ago! So sad! We lost a broadway legend today! re: Eartha Kitt has died

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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:38pm
The Wild Party & Mimi La Duck were the last 2 things we saw her in

I fondly remember her as the 2 nd & Maybe best Catwoman on Batman. We have lost another one . What a rotten year. Their is a bright spot. According to CNN, she taped a special in Chicago 6 weeks ago for PBS & it will air in february. No details were given regarding this. At least we have this to look forward to.

RIP

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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:43pm
In her honor, we should all play "Santa Baby" on loop.

Truly a great loss. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:51pm
So very sad to hear this. Eartha gave one of the best -- no, the best -- one-person shows I ever saw back in the late 80s/early 90s. She looked phenomenal and didn't miss a beat throughout the whole show. Also saw her in Wild Party -- you couldn't look at anyone else when she was onstage. And her version of Monotonous was definitive. I spoke to her once after Wild Party -- she was walking her dog at the time and I held the leash while she was signing autographs. RIP, Eartha, you were truly one of a kind and they just don't make 'em like you anymore. And don't forget that she took on Lady Bird re: the mess in Vietnam.
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 5:53pm
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 6:03pm
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 6:06pm
awwww, I'm so sorry to read that! I saw her Santa Baby at the Actors Fund concert a few years ago. Such sad news!
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Posted: 12/25/08 at 6:10pm
So sad to see a legend go.
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