Eartha Kitt, Out of This World

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Published December 26, 2008

In the saddest of coincidences, yesterday the original “Santa Baby” singer (and most ferocious of catwomen) Eartha Kitt died. Orson Welles called her “the most exciting woman in alive”: every woman wanted to be her; she wanted to be with every man (see below); and every drag queen wanted to be with her.