Orson Welles called her "the most exciting woman in the world" and cast her as Helen of Troy in his 1950 play Time Runs. On stage one night, he got so excited during a kissing scene that he bit her hard on the lips, drawing blood. Although they regularly dined together - she said he had such a huge appetite that eating with him "was like having dinner with Henry VIII" - she denied they were ever lovers. "There was a love affair going on between Orson and me, but it was not sexual," she said. In her 1989 autobiography, I'm Still Here: Confessions Of A Sex Kitten, Kitt tellingly observed: "The most exciting men in my life have been the men who have never taken me to bed." by Dec 7
"Her humiliation at being rejected as a child also made her a vociferous campaigner against injustice. She raised money for black schools in South Africa, played benefit shows for HIV/AIDS groups, and championed same-sex marriage. But when Kitt dared to criticise the Vietnam War, her outspoken views almost cost her her career."
Amazing voice, stunning performer. by Dec 7