Eartha Kitt

Vocal jazz, Musical Artist

1927 – 2008

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Who was Eartha Kitt?

Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, dancer and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world". She took over the role of Catwoman for the third and final season of the 1960s Batman television series, replacing Julie Newmar, who was unavailable due to other commitments. She also voiced Yzma on Disney's The Emperor's New Groove and its television spinoff, The Emperor's New School, earning five Emmy Awards in the process, the last shortly before her death.

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Born
Jan 17, 1927
North
Also known as
  • Eartha Mae Keith
  • Kitty Charles
  • Eartha Mae Kitt
  • Miss Kitt
  • Mother Eartha
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • High School of Performing Arts
Lived in
  • North
  • New York City
  • Weston
Died
Dec 25, 2008
Weston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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