Eartha Kitt, singer, dancer, actress and “Cat Woman” Dies at Age of 81 from Colon Cancer


Sadly, Eartha Kitt has passed away at the age of 81. She has recently been treated in NYC for colon cancer. The cancer was detected about two years ago and treated but recurred after a period of remission.

Kitt’s career spanned six decades of singing, dancing and acting. Many know her from her role as Cat Woman on the popular “Batman” series in 1967-68, replacing Julie Newmar. How ironic that Eartha Kitt pass away Christmas day, her recording of the saucy Christmas song “Santa Baby” was certified gold last week.


Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81.

Eartha Kitt – “Santa Baby”


Andrew Freedman said Kitt, who was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, died Thursday in Connecticut of colon cancer.

Kitt, a self-proclaimed “sex kitten” famous for her catlike purr, was one of America’s most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and nabbing a third nomination. She also was nominated for several Tonys and two Grammys.

Eartha Kitt official website.

Kitt was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 1960.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Eartha Kitt, singer, dancer, actress and “Cat Woman” Dies at Age of 81 from Colon Cancer”

    1. jay griffin on December 26th, 2008 7:55 am

      Very sad to hear of Eartha Kitt, departing this earth. Glad to say i meet her a few times and she was so happy when i handed her flowers, at a performance in Guildford, Surrey.


    2. Ms. J on December 28th, 2008 11:21 am

      Iam very sorry to hear about Eartha Kitt passing, i enjoyed her acting and singing. May your soul rest peacefully always &forever.

    3. coffee buzz on January 4th, 2009 11:38 am

      Eartha Kitt was and will continue to be a legend. I just found out that she starred in the Emperor’s New Groove, how funny

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