The first time I saw Eartha Kitt, I was mesmerized. I was in middle school when I saw her as Catwoman on a re-run of Batman. I was flipping channels and had to go back.
Mind you, it was the early 90s, but there were no women like her on television–Black. Beautiful. Fierce. Her face was covered by a mask, but that face that was so unique, it was permanently etched into your brain.
That face. That voice. That body. Eartha Kitt was a bad chick! She exuded sex appeal with just a look or a slight turn. Most of all, she was talented and smart!
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. Miss Kitt was one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times)…
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