Santa Baby eulogy...

Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt passed away today at age 81. She performed Santa Baby and other cabaret hits. I want to be like her performing with vigor and suave into my 80s.

I've known about Kitt for awhile and started to appreciate her when I accompanied Arnaldo. She has inspired so many different types of performers from a drag chanteuse to a composer.

Here's her New York Times obituary. May she live on in songs.