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June 22, 2007
I was a dear friend of Kity's since 1996...I've been to her elegant NYC apartment many times and spoke to her on the telephone every two weeks, faithfully...Even though I was not a 'celebrity", she always took my calls and we talked and laughed for quite a time on the telephone...Above all else, Kitty loved those that made her laugh...She very much enjoyed strolling through Central Park in NYC and meeting her fans...She made all who crossed her path feel as though they were the most important person in her life at that moment, and gave you her undivided attention, often asking questions that proved that she was, indeed, listening to each word you uttered...The world has lost a large degree of class and sophistication with her passing...Kitty was, indeed, one of a kind...A 'blue blood' who loved and respected all of us and never felt that she was better than anyone else...She devoted her life to the Arts...Kitty was Chairman of the NYS Council on the Arts from 1976-1996, and accepted not a penny as a salary for all of those 20 years of service...Such was her dedication to the Arts...I once asked her what her favorite time in life was and she answered immediately and with an engaging smile, "Right Now"...May she rest in eternal peace, knowing that she will live on forever in the hearts and minds of those whose lives she touched so deeply and gracefully...How I wish she had not perfomed in Atlanta in November when she had already been diagnosed with pneumonia, just to prove her edict that, despite one's health, "The Show Must Go On"...It turned out to debilitate her greatly, despite the joy she felt in being able to perform there... Rest in peace, dear Kitty...And my condolences to your family and friends that have been your "rock" for all these many years...
May 30, 2007
New york has lost one of its grand doyenne. A woman who had a passion for life and the arts. Her legacy is all the lives she influenced and the funding she secured for various projects. Mrs. Hart you will be missed!
May 21, 2007
Christopher,
Please accept my condolences on your Mother's passing. I will always remember chatting with her on the phone from our Matthews North dorm room in "The Yard" in 1967. I'm still amazed at her kindness and special charm in bridging the large generation gap that existed between 1960's teenagers and over-40's.
All the best to you and your Mother's family and loved ones.
WTL '70
May 06, 2007
My Dear Mrs. Hart,
How badly I shall miss you- our yearly talks, your always elegantly written letters and choosing Flowers for that years Birthday. From age 12 to 49 [There, I've said it, I am 49]while I will never wear my own age as proudly as you did yours... I can at least begin to say it, when asked. For all those years though you were my friend and that meant so very much. I Pray you found Mr. Hart right away... the things the Two of you may discuss for years to come will undoubatably please both of you. Just as you were [without a doubt] the LAST of the Great Hollywood Class Acts to Grace our path... I expect you will only add to the Beauty in your new Home. Perhaps you'll say Hello and send my Love to Miss. Booth [up there] ... as for me, I shall never forget all you added to this Southern Boys life... long ago. With Love... I have forwarded my own Tribute to your Daughter and Son at the East 64TH Street Home... it will never be Really Empty... nor will the Hearts of those who knew you. Goodbye for a brief time Fair Lady... with Love and Respect,
Kevin [Your, Dear. Mr. Minton] XO
May 04, 2007
This lovely lady reminded me so much of my mother and aunts: she was truly an ageless beauty. I remember her on television wearing a diamond heart necklace, and I thought she was so elegant, with her perfectly coiffed dark hair, flawless make-up and beautiful dresses. She always looked as though she was going to the opera. The present world of flip-flops and blue jeans should take a leaf out of her book. I will miss her. May she rest in peace.
May 03, 2007
CHRISTOPHER AND CATHERINE
HOW BLESSED YOU ARE TO HAVE HAD A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER LIKE KITTY.
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.
SINCERELY ALMA RENNER
May 01, 2007
I need to make a correction to my last entry. The show my family watched was "To Tell The Truth", not "What's My Line." Kitty was always wonderful!
May 01, 2007
Dear Family of Kitty Carlisle,
Friends and I just watched an old "What's My Line" in which her son, Chris, was a guest in disguise. Kitty, that night, was dressed in the most gorgeous red gown, and although she was well into her sixties at that point, she looked absolutely fabulous. How she laughed when she realized she had been fooled by her own son. I admired her gracious, positive spirit so much. She will be deeply missed. My sincerest condolences go to her family.

Sincerely,

Sandra Merrifield
April 30, 2007
When I was teaching school in the South Bronx, Kitty Carlisle Hart came into my classroom to observe what we were doing in our school. It was a school that used art and music to teach literacy skills. She came to my class on a rainy Monday morning and walked up three flights of stairs. She was about 78 years old at the time. She wanted our school to receive arts funding. Mrs. Carlisle Hart was totally committed to children and to the arts community. My condolences to her family. Her death is a loss for America! May she rest in eternal peace.
April 23, 2007
Growing up we never missed "I've
got a Secret." Your Mother was
always so elegant and her laughter
was from her heart. She lived a
wonderful life and her graceousness
never ceased. She was an Angel on
earth and now she is one of God's
Angel's.

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