Singer, dancer, actress, outspoken political critic, sex symbol--Eartha
Kitt has done it all and well into her 70's shows no sign of slowing
down. She grew up on the streets of Harlem in the 1940's and soon moved
away, becoming a dancer with the Katherine Dunham troupe.
In the 1950's
Kitt found herself touring Europe as both singer
and actress. During a White House visit in the 1960's she was blackballed
after she made anti-war comments to Lady Bird Johnson. She
eventually overcame and now enjoys legendary status all around the world
. As an actress she has worked with everyone from Orson Welles
to Eddie Murphy. In fact, she even did a stint as the Catwoman
in the "Batman" TV show. But her biggest success has come as a singer.
Her voice at once both growls and purrs. You get the feeling that she is
just at home in a back alley juke joint as she is playing cosmopolitian
penthouse clubs. She can make any jazz standard smoke with her own brand