Singer, Dancer And Actress Eartha Kitt Dies

Eartha Kitt 1927-2008

Eartha Kitt 1927-2008. Photo by Gordon Parks, 1952. LIFE Google Archive.

“Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland,” Eartha Kitt said in a 1996 Associated Press interview. “It depends so much on gadgetry and flash now. You don’t have to have talent to be in the business today.”

Eartha Kitt had talent. A lot of talent. And she worked hard until the day she died. Read more about Eartha Kitt and her unique career in the obituary from