Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle

A notorious fashion hound, she was an early patron of Scaasi. She claims she was "Scaasified" ever since the designer dressed her for the London opening of "My Fair Lady" in the late 1950s.

At 95, she claims she exercises every day, including floor exercises, the treadmill and swimming.

Bought her Madison Avenue apartment in 1962 after the death of her husband, Moss Hart, for $100,000. As of July 2007, it's on the market for $12.5 million.

Celebrated her 96th birthday with a gig at Michael Feinstein's New York hot spot "Feinstein's" at the Regency Hotel.

Daughter Catherine (born June 1950).

Got her start at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The playhouse, once a grist mill (dating from the 1700s) was instrumental in turning the town into an arts center, way back when.

Her one-woman act in 2005 consists of anecdotes about the many great men in American musical theatre history that she has known, notably George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein and Frederick Loewe, interspersed with a few of the songs that made each one famous.

In 1970, she became romantically involved with former New York Governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey, and they spoke of marriage. However, Dewey died suddenly of a heart attack in early 1971.

In later years, she was linked romantically to financier and art collector Roy Neuberger.

Met husband Moss Hart at a dinner party given by writer Lillian Hellman'.

She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1991 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.

Son Christopher Hart (born on January 14, 1948).

Was the first female guest replacement following the death of Dorothy Kilgallen on the "What's My Line?" (1950) panel in November of 1965.

Was the only panelist to appear on every version of "To Tell the Truth" from 1956-2002.