Kitty Carlisle Hart (American, 1910-2007)

Carlisle was an accomplished actress, singer, and performer known for her versatility. Beginning her career in the 1930s, she continued to perform into the twenty-first century, earning critical acclaim for her work on stage, screen, and television for decades. She was particularly celebrated for her work in musical theater. Throughout her long and varied career, Carlisle demonstrated a remarkable ability to adapt to new roles and styles and later became an arts and historical preservation advocate. In Joyce Tenneson’s photo Kitty Carlisle Hart, 90, the actress stares directly at the camera, wearing an elegant long black dress with a deep slit on the side, showing her still glamorous appearance.