Friday, January 2, 2009

Kitten with a Clip

Ah, by now you all know that Eartha Kitt is no longer among us. There was no one like her - the sultry stance, the eyes that dared you to do anything but bore her. And where did that clipped diction come from? She sang as if she were biting off the end of each word as sharply and cleanly as the wild cats she was often compared to. That voice. Was it Edith Piaf with an attitude? No matter, she was mesmerizing. And you just know whatever Santa Baby brought was not enough. She'll always want (and deserve) more.

Fittingly, the book we have about her is entitled Rejuvenate! It's Never Too Late!
Graphic: eLibrary Getty Images

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