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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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Sanaa Lathan talks pop culture during EW's personality test

Sanaa Lathan talks pop culture during EW's personality test

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Sanaa Lathan stopped by Entertainment Weekly to take their Pop Culture Personality Test on Monday.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
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Anne Hathaway to play Catwoman

Anne Hathaway to play Catwoman

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio says Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in its upcoming Batman flick "The Dark Knight Rises."
Eartha Kitt dies at 81

Eartha Kitt dies at 81

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Eartha Kitt, the U.S. singer-actress who learned to pick cotton before the age of 8, died in New York with her daughter at her side, her publicist said.

ABC, PBS dominate daytime Emmys

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- ABC and PBS topped all U.S. networks with a total of 10 awards at the Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards for daytime television.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
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Kitt, Latifah join ASO SuperPops line-up

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Famed singers Eartha Kitt and Queen Latifah have joined the line-up for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2007-2008 "SuperPops and Specials" series.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
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White House tops Eartha Kitt holiday plans

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The immortal Eartha Kitt will take a break from her busy stage schedule next week to headline the Christmas tree lighting party at the White House.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2006 with 349 to go.
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London celebrates Sondheim's 75th

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Some of the biggest names in London theater are assembling Sunday to celebrate the 75th birthday of Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2005 with 339 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan.16, the 16th day of 2005 with 349 to go.
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Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of NINE, directed by David Leveaux. (UPI/PAUL KOLNIK/HO)
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Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit Christmas song "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world." She took over the role of Catwoman for the third season of the 1960s Batman television series, replacing Julie Newmar, who was unavailable for the final season.

Kitt was born on a cotton plantation in the town of North, South Carolina, a small town in Orangeburg County near Columbia, South Carolina. Kitt's mother was of Cherokee and African-American descent and her father of German or Dutch descent. Kitt was conceived by rape.

Kitt was raised by Anna Mae Riley, an African-American woman whom she believed to be her mother. Anna Mae went to live with a black man when Eartha was 8. He refused to accept Kitt because of her relatively pale complexion. Kitt lived with another family until Riley's death. She was then sent to live in New York City with Mamie Kitt, who she learned was her biological mother; she had no knowledge of her father, except that his surname was Kitt and that he was supposedly a son of the owner of the farm where she had been born. Newspaper obituaries state that her white father was "a poor cotton farmer."

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