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She should have been a Mexican

1 August 2014

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As an unrepentent lefty and a person of mixed race (Afro-Indigenous on her mother’s side, with a “white” father), Eartha Kitt would have fit right in as a Latina artist.  Then again, she might not have been seen as the exotic figure (described as “the most exciting woman in the world” by her putative lover, Orson Wells) she was to North Americans, but she’d still be remembered as a Hell of a great singer.

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