"Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did. My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions." ---Eartha Kitt
Morning Market Melanin family! Today's #TalentTuesday post goes to an incredible woman!
Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her amazing song "Santa Baby"
An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent. Her father's identity is unknown. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school to work in a Brooklyn factory. As a teenager, Kitt lived in friends' homes and in the subways. However, by the 1950s, she had sung and danced her way out of poverty and into the spotlight: performing with the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe on a European tour, soloing at a Paris nightclub and becoming the toast of the Continent. Orson Welles called her "the most exciting girl in the world". She also spoke out on hard issues. She took over the role of Catwoman for the third and final season of the television series Batman(1966), replacing Julie Newmar. Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer in her home in Weston, Connecticut, on Christmas Day 2008.
Thank you so much @EarthaKitt for paving the way and making a timeless impact on millions of people-- sincerely the Market Melanin family!
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