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Eartha Kitt

Eartha KittAKA Eartha Mae Keith

Born: 17-Jan-1927 [1]
Birthplace: North, SC
Died: 25-Dec-2008
Location of death: Weston, CT [2]
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Catwoman

[1] Eartha Kitt usually gave her birth date as January 26 in 1926 or 1928, as she was abandoned at a young age by her mother and did not know the real date. In 1998 students from Benedict College located her birth certificate and actual birth date, January 17, 1927.

[2] Some media reports have her dying at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where she was treated for colon cancer prior to her death. According to her daughter, Kitt died at her home in Weston, Connecticut, her residence since 2002.

Father: Daniel Sturkie (white sharecropper)
Mother: Annie Mae Keitt
Sister: Pearl (half sister)
Husband: John William McDonald ("Bill", m. 6-Jun-1960, div. 1965)
Daughter: Kitt Shapiro (b. 26-Nov-1961)
Orson Welles (she denied this)
Boyfriend: Charles Revson
Boyfriend: John Barry Ryan III
Boyfriend: Porfirio Rubirosa

    High School: Metropolitan High School, New York, NY
    High School: High School of Performing Arts, New York, NY

    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975
    Daytime Emmy Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for The Emperor's New School (2006)
    Daytime Emmy Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for The Emperor's New School (2006)
    Daytime Emmy Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Wonder Pets! (2006)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6656 Hollywood Blvd (recordings)
    Cherokee Ancestry Maternal


    And Then Came Love (1-Jun-2007) · Mona
    Kronk's New Groove (29-Nov-2005) [VOICE]
    Preaching to the Choir (12-Oct-2005) · Ms. Nettie
    Holes (11-Apr-2003) · Madame Zeroni
    Anything But Love (10-Oct-2002) · Herself
    Feast of All Saints (11-Nov-2001)
    The Emperor's New Groove (10-Dec-2000) [VOICE]
    The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (29-Sep-1998) [VOICE]
    I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (13-Sep-1998)
    Harriet the Spy (10-Jul-1996) · Agatha K. Plummer
    Fatal Instinct (29-Oct-1993) · First Trial Judge
    Boomerang (1-Jul-1992) · Lady Eloise
    Ernest Scared Stupid (11-Oct-1991)
    Living Doll (Feb-1990)
    Erik the Viking (1-Sep-1989)
    Dragonard (13-May-1987)
    Friday Foster (25-Dec-1975) · Madame Rena
    Up the Chastity Belt (1971)
    Synanon (5-May-1965)
    Anna Lucasta (14-Jan-1959) · Anna Lucasta
    St. Louis Blues (7-Apr-1958)
    The Mark of the Hawk (Dec-1957)
    New Faces of 1952 (19-Feb-1954) · Herself

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Author of books:
Alone with Me: A New Autobiography (1976, memoir)
Rejuvenate! (It's Never Too Late) (2001, self-help, with Tonya Bolden)

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