Born in 1927 South Carolina, Eartha Kitt became popular in Paris as a nightclub singer, then returned to the U.S. to appear in films and on Broadway. Her 1953 recording of "Santa Baby" is still a favorite today. In the 1960s, Kitt had a recurring role as Catwoman on TV'sBatman, but her career waned after she criticized the Vietnam War during a luncheon with Lady Bird Johnson. At the event, Kitt shared her thoughts on the matter, telling the First Lady that "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed," according to theWashington Post. "No wonder the kids rebel and take pot." Her remarks against the Vietnam War offended Johnson, and made headlines. Her popularity took a significant hit after that, and she spent several years mostly performing abroad.
Our ornaments aren't just for Christmas trees - use these anywhere you'd like to honor your favorite icons and legends. Each ornament measures a little over 2 inches in diameter, and comes with a red ribbon, packaged in our super cute gift box with information about each icon.
You can display these ornaments on trees, of course, but they are also beautiful in altars, hanging on the wall in your office, in a window, above your bed - use them creatively!