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Eartha Kitt Dies at 81

Eartha Kitt, the singer and actress best known for the sultry “Santa Baby,” died on Christmas day following a battle with colon cancer. She was 81.

Kitt, whose career lasted six decades and spanned film, stage, recordings and TV-she had a high-profile role in the ’60s as the Catwoman on Batman-was being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York at the time of her death on Dec. 25.

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