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Louis Blues” in 1958 and more recently appearing in “Boomerang” and “Harriet the Spy” in the 1990s.

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In 1978, Kitt returned to Broadway in the musical “Timbuktu!

” -- which brought her a Tony nomination -- and was invited back to the White House by President Carter.

Patterson,” but only winners were publicly announced at that time.) She also made appearances in “Shinbone Alley” and “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Her first album, “RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt,” came out in 1954, featuring such songs as “I Want to Be Evil,” “C’est Si Bon” and the gold digger’s theme song “Santa Baby,” which is revived on radio each Christmas.

The next year, the record company released the follow-up album “That Bad Eartha,” which featured “Let’s Do It,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” In 1996, she was nominated for a Grammy in the category of traditional pop vocal performance for her album “Back in Business.” She also had been nominated in the children’s recording category for the 1969 record “Folk Tales of the Tribes of Africa.” Kitt also acted in movies, playing the lead female role opposite Nat King Cole in “St.

In 2000, Kitt earned another Tony nod for “The Wild Party.” She played the fairy godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in 2002.

As recently as October 2003, she was on Broadway after replacing Chita Rivera in a revival of “Nine.” She also gained new fans as the voice of Yzma in the 2000 Disney animated feature “The Emperor’s New Groove.” For years, Kitt was unsure of her birthplace or birth date.

Serve in 5oz Pousse Café glass (feel free to exchange ingredient for others—just look up specific gravity first). ; How Insensitive; All My Life; I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; C'Est Si Bon; September Song; It Was a Very Good Year; Here's to Life.

Personnel: Eartha Kitt: vocals; Daryl Waters: piano, musical director; Joe Friedman: guitar; Calvin "Fuzz" Jones: bass; Brian Grice: drums; Tony Cintron: percussion.

The performance is full of sexual-innuendos that will remind jazz fans of similar banter and play by the vaunted jazz great Alberta Hunter during her performances at The Cookery in the early 1980s.

Passion has obviously kept these performers young and their vocals powerful and clean throughout their storied careers.

By chance, she dropped by an audition for the dance group run by Dunham, a pioneering African American dancer.

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