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Friday Afternoon Diversion: Remembering Eartha Kitt

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Dec 26, 2008 9:00PM

If ever a person had a name that befitted his or her personality, she was Eartha Kitt, the original "sex kitten." The mixed-race daughter of South Carolina farmers passed away yesterday at the age of 81. In her passing, Ms. Kitt joins Charlie Chaplin and Jame Brown on the list of entertainers who died on Christmas Day.

To do a Diversion today and not honor Ms. Kitt would be an insult. But we'd be damned if we posted a video for "Santa Baby," it's a great song, but way overplayed this time of year. Instead, today's Diversion is a two-parter, starting with Ms. Kitt singing "I Want To Be Evil." For the second video tribute, we couldn't pass up the chance to run a clip from the 1992 Eddie Murphy movie "Boomerang." Try to work what Ms. Kitt purrs into Murphy's ear into your conversations this weekend.