Sultry singer and dynamic actress Eartha died today of Colon cancer.
The Tony, GRAMMY and Emmy award nominee is noted for a number of songs and her role as Catwoman in the 1960s television series “Batman.” More recently, she became a pop culture symbol for her role as a sexy cougar in the popular 1990’s flick, “Boomerang.”
A family friend, Andrew Freedman, told the Associated Press that Kitt was treated recently at Columbia Presbyterian in New York for complications related to her cancer.
Kitt was born in South Carolina to a 14-year-old mother but moved to New York at 8 years old to live with an aunt before becoming a world renowned performer, style icon and sex symbol. In the 1960s, she was blacklisted by the government for speaking up against the Vietnam War at a White House function.
A self-proclaimed “sex kitten,” she was also famous for her catlike purr and her rendition of “Santa Baby.”