DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Eartha Kitt (aged 81)
-American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian (Santa Baby)
Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith, January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist, author and songwriter, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of “C’est si bon” and the enduring Christmas novelty smash “Santa Baby”, which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”.
DEATH: Kitt died from colon cancer on Christmas Day 2008, at her home in Weston, Connecticut.