Sad news to report - Eartha Kitt has passed away. The cause was colon cancer. She was 81.
Some years ago I met Eartha Kitt at a signing here at the MYER deprtment store in Melbourne, Australia. She signed this postcard for me and I also presented her with my copy of "The Fabulous Eartha Kitt & The Maurice Levine Orchestra". She accidentally dropped her gold texta marker whilst preparing to sign the record, and after collecting it and checking it hadn't left a mark on her outfit she looked me in the eye and said "You excite me young man."