Eartha Kitt passed away the other day. I was a big fan, having first become aware of her watching re-runs of Batman (where she played Catwoman) and then again in the 80’s when she released new singles for the first time in years. An amazing entertainer, her own woman to the end, she stood by her guns and did and said what she thought was right. This earned her an effective black-balling from the American world of entertainment after her criticism of the war in Vietnam, but she kept on going, entertaining grateful audiences in other parts of the world.
She’ll be missed.
Here’s an excellent clip of her performing in Australia, delivering her rendition of “Champagne Taste”.