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Eartha Kitt, 1950s was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby".

Eartha Kitt, 1950s was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby".

On this day in 1927, singer Eartha Kitt was born.  Here’s a great shot from the archive of Eartha swinging in a tree by Gordon Parks.

On this day in 1927, singer Eartha Kitt was born. Here’s a great shot from the archive of Eartha swinging in a tree by Gordon Parks.

Eartha Kitt.  I met her many times during my time redoing the Carlyle Hotel.. Always the perfect lady!

Eartha Kitt. I met her many times during my time redoing the Carlyle Hotel.. Always the perfect lady!

Eartha Kitt with Friends Santa Baby... Santa baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue; I'll wait up for you, dear; Santa baby, So hurry down the chimney tonight

Eartha Kitt with Friends Santa Baby... Santa baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue; I'll wait up for you, dear; Santa baby, So hurry down the chimney tonight

Happy Homo-days Christmas Classic Redux!- Watch Eartha Kitt Sing “Santa Baby” in 1954 and 1999 (Videos) http://www.back2stonewall.com/2014/12/christmas-classic-redux-watch-eartha-kitt-sing-santa-baby-in1954-1999-videos.html

Happy Homo-days Christmas Classic Redux!- Watch Eartha Kitt Sing “Santa Baby” in 1954 and 1999 (Videos) http://www.back2stonewall.com/2014/12/christmas-classic-redux-watch-eartha-kitt-sing-santa-baby-in1954-1999-videos.html

Eartha Kitt--Santa Baby, one of THE best xmas songs ever and NOBODY sings it like she did.

Eartha Kitt--Santa Baby, one of THE best xmas songs ever and NOBODY sings it like she did.

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt on SoundCloud

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt on SoundCloud