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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
All the lonely houses stand like monuments / To thieves
— Neko Case, Tightly
December 29, 2008
Eartha Kitt, original Catwoman

Eartha Kitt passed away on Christmas Day, a fact that managed to escape my notice until today. It was also on Christmas Day two years ago today that James Brown died. So much for holiday cheer.

Michelle Pfeiffer did a decent job of trying, but didn’t manage to outdo Earth’s role at Catwoman in the 1960s Batman TV show. She did leave a long tale, as the modern language of business would describe it.

Eartha’s just the latest in series of 60s era Motown stars to pass away, and she won’t be the last. Isaac Hayes died earlier this year, Smokey Robinson is 68, and others are aging right along with him. Whatever happens, the music will live on.

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