i never did meet eartha kitt i have to admit, but she was still my favourite catwoman in the batman tv series, edging out julie newmar by a whisker. she died today from colon cancer at the age of 81. i read it first on the bbc page:
"Kitt was blacklisted in the US in the late 1960s after speaking out against the Vietnam War at a White House function.
She also caused controversy when she toured apartheid South Africa in 1974, arguing that she had helped wean the regime by raising awareness of racism." more here.
here she is with bronski beat (post jimmy somerville) in 1989 would you believe:
it's been a busy day for the obituary pages *sigh*
her official website.