Song of the Day: Eartha Kitt, “C’est Si Bon”

Singer, dancer, actress, comedienne, and activist Eartha Kitt was born on this day in 1927. Orson Welles once called her "the most exciting woman in the world." She had an infamous confrontation with Lady Bird Johnson over the Vietnam War, after which she was more successful in France than in the US. She recorded "C’est Si Bon" in 1953 and it reached #8 in the US.

16 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Eartha Kitt, “C’est Si Bon”

  1. Worked her a lot over the years. Loved her talent and loved her fun times backstage. For instance in Timbuktu I had to page a curtain for her. She never failed to rub my stomach as she passed.

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    1. I assume you’re talking about “Timbuktu” the musical and not the city…. 🙂 Did she live up to Orson Welles’s description of her, “the most exciting woman on earth”?

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        1. He’d sit on you…

          I remember she was on the Tonight Show and did an incredible version of “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads.” She could just stand there and have total control of the audience…

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    1. She was an excellent Catwoman, though I liked Julie Newmar’s portrayal of her as a girl with a crush on Batman who spent half her time trying to kill him and the other half trying to seduce him. Eartha was something special…

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  2. I love Eartha Kitt and her name suited her. I am going to look up her confrontation with lady Bird. She had a great voice and was beyond sensual.

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    1. The thing was, she was absolutely right to speak out with Lady Bird. Kids were getting killed in Vietnam and it didn’t seem that the Johnson administration really cared. I think LBJ refused to run in ’68 (and he very well could have) because he knew he would lose big….

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