Eartha Kitt dies at 81
Singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died at the age of 81. Famous for her role as Catwoman in the Batman TV series, she was also a singer and stage actress. According to BBC, Kitt was born to a 14-year-old plantation worker and was sent away to live in New York with an aunt at the age of eight. Kitt was also blacklisted in the 1960s for speaking against the Vietnam War during a White House event, the BBC website stated.
She was one of the few artists to be nominated in the Tony, Grammy and Emmy award categories and was a stalwart of the Manhattan cabaret scene.
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