“I just adore his asking for more”
I’ve been remiss. Eartha Kitt died on Christmas Day.
I saw her obit on the front page of the New York Times online. I pulled the page up while sitting in the living room with Jamie and her roommate. Naturally, i gasped, “ohmigod, Eartha Kitt died!” To which they both responded, “huh?”
I think i said “Catwoman!” That was, after all, my first exposure to Kitt – she played Catwoman for a season of the 60s Batman series.
More recently, thanks to the Oxford American Music Issue (with free CD), i discovered her as a (damn amazing) vocalist. I’d heard her before, as i’m sure you have, as the singer of “Santa Baby.” I can’t say i’m especially familiar with her work, but i’m quoting my favorite so far.
"My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - Eartha Kitt, R.I.P.