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Tag(s): #Eartha Kitt
Tag(s): #Eartha Kitt
vintagegal:

Happy Birthday Eartha Kitt
(January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) 
“The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.”

vintagegal:

Happy Birthday Eartha Kitt

(January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) 

“The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it’s going to go and where you’ll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.”

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notime4yourshit:

I couldn’t compromise on playing quote unquote nigger parts. We’re here to carve a path for others, and if you don’t take challenges you are not going to make it better for those people that are going to come behind you. - Eartha Kitt

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iloveretro:

klovers:
A Word From The Wise: 
“If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music, or it isn’t music.” - Billie Holiday
“When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulders and I wouldn’t notice.” - Sarah Vaughan
“The only time that I am really truly happy, when I feel my best, is when I’m on stage.” - Etta James
“Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was apart of everyday life, as automatic as breathing.” - Nina Simone
“Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible, the gift God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.” - Aretha Franklin 
“I am always aware that there’s an audience out there, and as a performer, I have to make a warm connection. People want to see as song as well as hear it.” - Nancy Wilson
“I’ve been happily married to my profession for years.” - Shirley Bassey
“I do not have an act, I just do Eartha Kitt. I want to be whoever Eartha Kitt is until the gods take me wherever they take me.” - Eartha Kitt
Brother Post: http://klovers.tumblr.com/post/21527581389/words-from-the-wise-when-i-think-of-music-i

iloveretro:

klovers:

A Word From The Wise: 

  • “If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music, or it isn’t music.” - Billie Holiday
  • “When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulders and I wouldn’t notice.” - Sarah Vaughan
  • “The only time that I am really truly happy, when I feel my best, is when I’m on stage.” - Etta James
  • “Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was apart of everyday life, as automatic as breathing.” - Nina Simone
  • “Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible, the gift God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.” - Aretha Franklin 
  • “I am always aware that there’s an audience out there, and as a performer, I have to make a warm connection. People want to see as song as well as hear it.” - Nancy Wilson
  • “I’ve been happily married to my profession for years.” - Shirley Bassey
  • “I do not have an act, I just do Eartha Kitt. I want to be whoever Eartha Kitt is until the gods take me wherever they take me.” - Eartha Kitt

Brother Post: http://klovers.tumblr.com/post/21527581389/words-from-the-wise-when-i-think-of-music-i

brandos:

Are you willing to compromise within a relationship? [x]

(Source: michonnes)

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oldhollywood:


Eartha Kitt dances during Dizzy Gillespie’s set at the Newport Jazz Festival (1954) (via)

oldhollywood:

Eartha Kitt dances during Dizzy Gillespie’s set at the Newport Jazz Festival (1954) (via)

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sammydavisjunior:

Eartha Kitt & Sammy Davis, Jr. in Anna Lucasta (1958)

sammydavisjunior:

Eartha Kitt & Sammy Davis, Jr. in Anna Lucasta (1958)

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38. Eartha Kitt (Catwoman)
Born in the South of the US on a cotton plantation and raised in Harlem, the self professed sex kitten was one of the most distinctive entertainers in the history of cabaret, stage and film. Born on January 17 1927 , Eartha Kitt was raised by a woman called Anna Mae, who she believed was her mother. The singer later said her father was the son of a plantation owner and had been conceived by rape. She was named Eartha after a year’s good crop. She lived in poverty until her mother met a new husband who rejected Kitt because she was a mixed race child. Described by Orson Welles as the most exciting women in the world when she played Helen of Troy in Dr Faustus, Kitt’s most famous part came as the exotic feline, Catwoman in the Batman television series from 1967-8. Originally, Kitt began her career as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company and made her film debut with them in Casbahin 1948. A talented singer with a raspy voice enriched with sultry tones, her hits included songs such as I Want to Be Evil, Just an Old-Fashioned Girl, C’est si bon and Santa Baby which was released in 1953. She possessed a strong, independent personality which matched her growling vibrato voice that lingered around the theatre long after she had finished singing. Her fierce personality erupted at the height of her fame at a White House luncheon party given by Lady Bird Johnson, the president’s wife, in 1968. Kitt was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War and erupted into a doomed speech. Kitt replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kid’s rebel and take pot”. She was promptly blacklisted and effectively forced to work abroad, particularly Europe. 

38. Eartha Kitt (Catwoman)

Born in the South of the US on a cotton plantation and raised in Harlem, the self professed sex kitten was one of the most distinctive entertainers in the history of cabaret, stage and film. Born on January 17 1927 , Eartha Kitt was raised by a woman called Anna Mae, who she believed was her mother. The singer later said her father was the son of a plantation owner and had been conceived by rape. She was named Eartha after a year’s good crop. She lived in poverty until her mother met a new husband who rejected Kitt because she was a mixed race child. Described by Orson Welles as the most exciting women in the world when she played Helen of Troy in Dr Faustus, Kitt’s most famous part came as the exotic feline, Catwoman in the Batman television series from 1967-8. Originally, Kitt began her career as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company and made her film debut with them in Casbahin 1948. A talented singer with a raspy voice enriched with sultry tones, her hits included songs such as I Want to Be Evil, Just an Old-Fashioned Girl, C’est si bon and Santa Baby which was released in 1953. She possessed a strong, independent personality which matched her growling vibrato voice that lingered around the theatre long after she had finished singing. Her fierce personality erupted at the height of her fame at a White House luncheon party given by Lady Bird Johnson, the president’s wife, in 1968. Kitt was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War and erupted into a doomed speech. Kitt replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kid’s rebel and take pot”. She was promptly blacklisted and effectively forced to work abroad, particularly Europe.