Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Kitty Carlisle, R.I.P.

By Mitchell

It's hard to put together much of any length while you're on the road (Indianapolis, third day), but TV and pop culture fans can't let the moment go by without acknolwedging the death of Kitty Carlisle Hart today, at the age of 96.

She was a staple of the game show circuit, always bringing class and dignity to whatever show she appeared on. She was a regular on To Tell the Truth, but she also appeared on What's My Line (most famously on the first program following Dorothy Kilgallen's death) and other Goodson-Todman shows, was in the Marx Brothers classic "A Night at the Opera," and even appeared at the real opera, the Met, in Die Fledermaus.

She was a graceful presence who graced the entertainment industry for seven decades. Her son Christopher said, "She had such a wonderful life, and a great long run, it was a blessing." A blessing for her, and for all of us who enjoyed her.


  1. Die Redermaus? "The Nonsense Mouse?"

  2. No, no, no. That's Fledermaus - the Bat! Like Batman, you know. Though if you're talking about nonsense, you've come to the right place. :-)



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