07 Jul

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of “C’est si bon” and the enduring Christmas novelty smash “Santa Baby“, which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”.[3]

Kitt began her career in 1943 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including “Uska Dara” and “I Want to be Evil”. Her other notable recordings include the UK Top 10 hit “Under the Bridges of Paris” (1954), “Just an Old Fashioned Girl” (1956) and “Where Is My Man” (1983). She starred in 1967 as Catwoman, in the third and final season of the television series Batman. In 1968, her career in America suffered after she made anti-war statements at a White House luncheon. Ten years later, she made a successful return to Broadway in the 1978 original production of the musical Timbuktu!, for which she received the first of her two Tony Award nominations. Her second was for the 2000 original production of the musical The Wild Party. Kitt wrote three autobiographies—Thursday’s Child (1956), Alone with Me (1976) and I’m Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten (1989). She also played Lady Eloise in 1992 film Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy.

Kitt found a new generation of fans through her roles in the Disney films The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), in which she voiced the villainous Yzma, and Holes (2003). She reprised the role as Yzma in the direct-to-video sequel Kronk’s New Groove (2005), as well as the animated series The Emperor’s New School (2006–2008). Her work on the latter earned her two Daytime Emmy Awards. She posthumously won a third Emmy in 2010 for her guest performance on Wonder Pets.


It is so good
From anywhere
Arms on top of arm
By singing songs

It is so good
To say soft words
Little things at all
But who say a lot

Seeing our delighted mine
Passers-by on the street envy us
It is so good
Watching in his eyes
A wonderful hope
Who gives the thrill

It is so good
These small sensations
It’s better than a million
It’s so, so good

(It’s good, it’s good)
Mmm, it’s good

There it’s good
Passers-by in the street
Arms on top of arm
By singing songs
What a wonderful hope
Mmm, it’s good

I’m looking for a millionaire
With great “Cadillac car”
“Mink coats”
Jewelry up to your neck, you know?

Mmm, it’s good
This little sensation
Or maybe someone
With a small yacht, no?

Ah, it’s good
It’s good, it’s good
You know I would wait
Someone who could bring me
Lots of “loot”

Tonight? Tomorrow? Next week?
Mmm, it’s good, so good
It will be very. Crazy, no?
So, it’s so good!




6 responses to “ “C’ EST SI BON (IT IS SO GOOD) EARTHA KITT” 

  1. Hello World Goodnight Universe

    July 7, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I absolutely love her and as a child my most memorable song she sang was the theme to Goldfinger .. her tone and voice was unmistakeable … Great info and great post ❤💕❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    July 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you so very much for stopping by AOC! Eartha is one-of-a-kind. How well she entertains still thru media. Classy and Brilliant! Happy Friday to you!!


  3. Hello World Goodnight Universe

    July 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    My pleasure as I love your blog and love the classic singers as well. Happy day to you my friend 😊😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    July 7, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Oh thanks a million! How nice it is to meet and connect with your delightful, much needed inspirations!


  5. Hello World Goodnight Universe

    July 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    thanks for your kind words they are very much appreciated my friend … Writing is my passion and sharing them I love… Have a beautiful weekend ❤🤗😊

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    July 7, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    You have a beautiful weekend as well!!



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