"I was in dire need of tremendous help in 1967, and like a starving cat I had to find a way to survive. Being cast in 'Batman' helped me now grow back into being successful name again. People recognized my name, and still do, because of Catwoman."
About This Interview
In her nearly hour-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Eartha Kitt (1927-2008) briefly talks about her early stage work in New York and abroad and shares her thoughts regarding a performer's relationship with the audience. She describes appearing on live television in New York in the 1950s, on such series as Omnibus and The Ed Sullivan Show. She discusses the difficulties faced by African-Americans regarding their appearances on television. She recalls her work in filmed television, including guest spots on Mission: Impossible, I Spy and Batman (as one of the more memorable actresses who played "Catwoman"). She recounts her reliance on herself early in her career and talks about the most memorable moment of her professional career. Michael Rosen conducted the interview on October 15, 2002 in New York City, New York.