Today we are honoring Eartha Kitt for Black History Month.
You may know her as Catwoman from the classic Batman TV series or for her amazing rendition of “Santa Baby” or as Lady Eloise in theEddie Murphy film Boomerang, regardless there is no denying Kitt was a force of nature in the world.
Born on a cotton plantation in South Carolina, she rose to become a celebrated singer, actress, dancer, comedian and activist.
Kitt also spoke four languages and was able to sing in seven. Purr-fection!
Among her plethora of industry accolades, she received two Tony nominations and won two Daytime Emmy Awards.
In 1967, Kitt took over playing Catwoman from actress Julie Newmar in the third season of Batman. The groundbreaking role would cement her status in Hollywood history forever.
Kitt passed away on Christmas Day 2008, but her legacy continues.