video Born on this date: Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt as CatwomanSinger/actress/cabaret star/Catwoman Eartha Kitt was born on this date (Jan. 17) in 1927. She would have been 88.

In this video, she performs the 1989 Hi-NRG electropop hit “Cha Cha Heels” with Bronski Beat. The song is inspired by the scene in the John Waters movie Female Trouble where Dawn Davenport demands cha cha heels for Christmas.

Eartha Kit and Bronski Beat, “Cha Cha Heels” (1989)

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