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Saturday, December 27, 2008

R.I.P. Eartha Kitt

The sad news this Christmas is the passing of Eartha Kitt, the sexy-voiced chanteuse. The one song that stands out above all the insipid holiday fare is her rendition of "Santa Baby." This is a song that could only by sung by someone with her glorious voice. You won't hear some boy's choir doing it. It's as smoking as a Mickey Spillane novel.

Santa Baby,
Just slip a sable under the tree
For me
Been an awful good girl
Santa Baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight

She was the hottest catwoman, rivaled only by Julie Newmar and Hallie Berry. She was also a real-life hero for her opposition to the war in Vietnam and for standing up to Lady Bird Johnson.

We will miss Eartha Kitt.