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Adam
(cricket menace)
12/25/08 09:32 PM
Eartha Kitt is dead [re: ]  

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 - December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, and for her 1953 Christmas song "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world".



The memory of Eartha's biography Thursday's Child provided David Bowie a title for his lead single and opening track of Hours.

As Bowie revealed in VH1 Storytellers, "When I was about 14, Eartha Kitt and D. H. Lawrence were some of my favorite bedtime reading." The title was also a song that was sung by Eartha:



Written by Grand, Murray, Boyd and Ellise, the original lyrics probably speak for her difficult upbringing - apparently conceived of rape and born on a cotton plantation in South Carolina, Eartha became a victim of abuse and neglect at the hands of a family to whom she was entrusted.

Monday's child is full of face
And Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
But Thursday's child has far to go

Things look mighty black for Thursday's child
Trouble docks the track of Thursday's child
This world could be a wonderful place
But not when you wear Thursday's face

I never know which way I'm bound, I'm Thursday's child
Heartbreak hangs around for Thursday's child
I'll always be blamed for what I was named
But I'm still not ashamed, I am Thursday's child




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infidel
(crash course raver)
12/30/08 11:21 AM
Re: Eartha Kitt is dead new [re: Adam]  

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infidel
(crash course raver)
12/30/08 11:24 AM
Re: Eartha Kitt is dead new [re: Adam]  

. I wasn't aware of the link between Kitt and Bowie via Thursday's Child .

.. . . . . . . . Click image below for sample of Thursday's Child . . . . . . . .



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Quentin
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/30/08 07:19 PM
Re: Eartha Kitt is dead new [re: Adam]  

It's a good thing her best work was behind her.

You joined up to die - and we'll send you where you can. - Foreign Legion Maxim

Stevee
(kook)
12/31/08 08:57 PM
Re: Eartha Kitt is dead ... new [re: Quentin]  

... Jeez, she died on Christmas day?

I hope her family kept the receipts.

... and a Stoli and Tonic for me.


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