Eartha Kitt Talks Love And Compromise

| March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although we lost this beautiful black woman in 2008, Eartha Kitt’s legacy will live on forever. The iconic actress trailblazed a path for not only black women but for all women, far before it was trendy or a movement to be a strong, independent woman.

This interview from 1982 with Eartha Kitt is so classic Eartha Kitt. Kitt, best known for her hit song “Santa Baby” and her role as Cat Woman on the 1960s TV version of Batman, always spoke her mind (sometimes to the detriment to her career), and once made first wife Lady Bird Johnson cry at a White House luncheon when she spoke out about the Vietnam War: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

In the interview below, a fairly annoying interviewer repeatedly asks her if she would compromise for a man, and if she loves herself, her answers are stellar.

My heart skipped a beat 💓 😍 #earthakitt #muva

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Eartha Kitt. #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #earthakitt

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"It's true," said Eartha. #newsingle #anxious #tanginastone #earthakitt @stoneblu @theimgway

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , or

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