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Eartha Mae Kitt was an international star who gave new meaning to the word versatile. She distinguished herself in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television. Kitt was one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times), the Grammy (twice), and Emmy Award (twice). She regularly enthralled New York nightclub audiences during her extended stays at The Cafè Carlyle and these intimate performances have been captured in her recording, Eartha Kitt, Live at The…

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Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks for Life Magazine.

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Eartha Kitt / I saw her live in London. Phenomenal performer. She sang "I'm Still Here" and aside from Elaine Strich, no one deserves to sing that more than Kitt. My hands hurt the next day, because I applauded so hard. Today's "performers" are long on style, short on substance. This lady had both.

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Young Eartha Kitt (via glinter & phoebluh )

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Next to J.K. Rowling, she has to be my most favourite female idols, the sultry singing mistress herself, Miss Eartha Kitt, ~ "That's Miss Kitt to you" Talk about a woman with such a rich history, I would have loved to talk with her in person, but seeing her at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle was unforgettable! To me, she's the epitome of sexy, sassy and elegant all at the same time.

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21 Beauty Icons Who Aren't Marilyn Monroe

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