Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle

Performer

Kitty Carlisle Hart, the stage and film actress who served as chairperson of the New York State Council of the Arts for 20 years beginning in 1976, and thereafter functioned as one of the city's most visible advocates and symbols of the performing arts, died on April 17, 2007, her longtime musical director David Lewis confirmed. She was 96. The cause was pneumonia. Ms. Hart, always a lively presence and elegantly turned out, remained vital until the last. In recent years, she commemorated her birthdays in a very public way by performing a cabaret act at Feinstein's at the Regency, a swank night spot just blocks from her opulent Upper East Side apartment. There, she would sing a few songs and reminisce about her experiences working with such entertainment icons as George Gershwin (who once proposed to her), George S. Kaufman (who slapped her during a game of Gin Rummy) and Kaufman's writing partner Moss Hart, whom she married in 1946. The events routinely sold out.

Read Full Obituary
  • Also known as: Catherine Conn, Kitty Carlisle Hart
  • Born: Sep 3, 1910 in New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Death: Apr 17, 2007 in Manhattan, New York

Roles (9)

On Your Toes Playbill - Opening Night, March 1983 On Your Toes (1983)
Opened Mar 6, 1983
  • as Peggy Porterfield (Replacement)
  •  
Anniversary Waltz Playbill - April 1954 Anniversary Waltz (1954)
Opened Apr 7, 1954
  • as Alice Walters (Original)
  •  
Production Placeholder The Rape of Lucretia (1948)
Opened Dec 29, 1948
  • as Lucretia (Original)
  •  
Production Placeholder Walk with Music (1940)
Opened Jun 4, 1940
  • as Pamela Gibson (Original)
  •  
Three Waltzes Playbill - Dec 1937 Three Waltzes (1937)
Opened Dec 25, 1937
  • as Marie Hiller (Original)
  • as Franzi Corot Hiller (Original)
  • as Charlotte Hiller (Original)
  •  
  •  
  •  
White Horse Inn Playbill - Feb 1937 White Horse Inn (1936)
Opened Oct 1, 1936
  • as Katarina Vogelhuber (Original)
  •  
Champagne, Sec Playbill - Oct 1933 Champagne, Sec (1933)
Opened Oct 14, 1933
  • as Prince Orlofsky (Original)
  •