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Eartha Kitt

Name in Native Language: "Eartha Mae Kitt" (English/EN)
Actress / Musician / Voice Actress / Comedian | * 01/17/1927 († 81, 12/25/2008) | South Carolina (United States of America (USA))
Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith; January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, comedienne, dancer, and activist known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" and the Christmas novelty song "Santa Baby", both of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world". Kitt began her career in 1942 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to Be Evil". Her other notable recordings include the UK Top 10 hit "Under the Bridges of Paris" (1954), "Just an Old Fashioned Girl" (1956) and "Where Is My Man" (1983). She starred as Catwoman in the third and final season of the television series Batman in 1967. In 1968, her career in the U.S. deteriorated after she made anti-Vietnam War statements at a White House luncheon. Ten years later, she made a successful return to Broadway in the 1978 original production of the musical Timbuktu!, for which she received the first of her two Tony Award nominations. Her second was for the 2000 original production of the ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Eartha Kitt

Annie Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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Movies with Eartha Kitt as Actress(44)

as Host and narrator2021 The Many Faces of Catwoman
as herself2019 The Apollo
as Mona2007 And Then Came Love
as Yzma (voice)2005 Kronk's New Groove
as Madame Zeroni2003 Holes
as herself2002 The Sweatbox
as Herself (archive footage)2002 It's Black Entertainment
as Emerald (voice)2001 Santa, Baby!
as Lola Dede2001 Feast of All Saints
as Yzma (voice)2000 The Emperor's New Groove
as Bagheera (voice)1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
as Agatha K. Plummer1996 Harriet the Spy
as herself1995 James Dean and Me
as herself1995 Unzipped
as Trial Judge1993 Fatal Instinct
as Herself (Archival)1992 Rhythm Divine - History of Disco Music
as Lady Eloise1992 Boomerang
as Francis "Old Lady" Hackmore1991 Ernest Scared Stupid
as Mrs. Swartz1990 Living Doll
as Freya1989 Erik the Viking
as Naomi1987 Dragonard
as Betty / The Meteor (voice)1987 The Pink Chiquitas
as Snake Priestess1985 The Serpent Warriors
as Lola1979 Tropic of Desire
as Paula1978 To Kill a Cop
as Madame Rena1975 Friday Foster
as Scheherazade1972 Up the Chastity Belt
as Betty Coleman1965 Synanon
as Singer (uncredited)1965 Uncle Tom's Cabin
as Anna Lucasta1958 Anna Lucasta
as The Queen1958 Heart of Darkness
as Gogo Germaine1958 St. Louis Blues
as herself1954 New Faces
as Cabaret Singer / Herself1951 Paris Is Always Paris

TV Shows/Series with Eartha Kitt as Actress(23)


Full Name: Eartha Mae Keith
Born: Monday, 01/17 1927 (January) in South Carolina (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 12/25 2008 (December) in Weston (aged: 81)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN, native language), French (FR)
Educated at: High School of Performing Arts
Member of: Katherine Dunham Company
Record Label: RCA Records
Other names for Eartha Kitt (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Eartha Mae Keith"
Eartha Kitt frequently works together with these people:
Jerry Lewis (7x, Actor)
Charlton Heston (6x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (6x, Actor)
William Shatner (6x, Actor)
Shelley Winters (6x, Actress)
Carl Reiner (6x, Actor)
Robert Vaughn (6x, Actor)
Jack Carter (6x, Actor)
Patrick Warburton (5x, Actor)
Tom Kenny (5x, Actor)
Dane Clark (5x, Actor)
Rex Harrison (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:32970, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 09/25/2021