More Artistic Legends Pass On

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earthacatwoman.jpgMany cultural legends left us this year, among them were some of the world’s greatest icons like: Byron Lee Miriam Makeba, Shirley Campbell, Michael ‘Mikey Dread’ Campbell, Isaac Hayes, Cedella Booker and Joe Gibbs.

With only a few days left before 2008 draws to a close, the world is unfortunately still racking up those numbers since more great ones have passed on.

Famous for her role as Cat Woman in the early television series of “Batman”, Eartha Kit died on December 25th at the age of 81. A huge inspiration for aspiring Black actors and actresses, she ‘purrrrred’ her way into many hearts throughout her career.

On December 24th, Jamaican film maker, Dickie Dobson, passed away. His 1970 film, “Countryman” became very popular internationally and he was honored at the staging of the first Reggae Film Festival n February 2008. Dobson was associated with every film project of the Island Jamaica Film and Music team that included Perry Henzell and Chris Blackwell.

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