Eartha Kitt

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Lloyd Moss talks with the vivacious actress and singer Eartha Kitt about her life and international career. She started as a ballet dancer with the Katherine Dunham troupe. She talks about finding success in Europe and being discovered by Orson Welles. She talks about her role in the play New Faces of 1952 and the songs she performed for the film version including "Uska Dara." She talks about her works on stage including Mrs. Peterson and her work in film and television. She discusses the controversial incident at the White House that derailed her career. Kitt discusses the musical selections she chose for this program.


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