Eartha Kitt was an American singer and actress best known by the public for her hits like ‘C’est Si Bon’, and holiday song ‘Santa Baby’. She played Catwoman in the 1960’s TV show Batman. She has won three Emmy Awards, including a posthumous one for The Wonder Pets. She was nominated in 1996 for a Grammy Award in traditional pop vocal performance for her album “Back in Business”. She was born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927 in South Carolina to an African American mother and a white father. She married William O. McDonald in 1960, and the couple had a daughter named Madison in 1961 before getting divorced in 1965. She died of colon cancer in her home in Weston, Connecticut, on Christmas Day 2008.
Eartha Kitt Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 17 January 1927
Birth Place: North, South Carolina, United States
Date of Death: 25 December 2008
Death Place: Weston, Connecticut, United States
Cause of Death: Colon cancer
Birth Name: Eartha Mae Keith
Nicknames: Kitty Charles, Mother Eartha, Miss Kitt, Catwoman
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Singer, Actress, Comedian, Dancer, Activist
Race/Ethnicity: African-American and European
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Eartha Kitt Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 128 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 58 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.57 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Body Measurements: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hips Size: N/A
Bra Size/Cup Size: N/A
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 8 (US)
Eartha Kitt Family Details:
Mother: Mamie Kitt
Spouse/Husband: William O. McDonald (m. 1960-1965)
Children: Kitt McDonald (Daughter)
Grandchildren: Justin Shapiro, Rachel Shapiro
Eartha Kitt Education:
High School of Performing Arts
Years active: 1943–2008
Genres: Vocal, Jazz, Cabaret, Dance, Torch
Labels RCA Victor (1953–59), Kapp (1959–60), MGM (1962), EMI (1963–65), GNP Crescendo (1965), Decca (1965), Spark (1970), Can’t Stop (1984), Ariola (1989–90), ITM (1991–92), DRG (1994), Strike Force in (2008)
Eartha Kitt Facts:
*She was raised by Annie Mae Keith, a black woman whom she believed to be her mother.
*She was ranked #89 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
*She replaced Julie Newmar as Catwoman on television.
*She once called her the ‘most exciting woman in the world’.
*She was a staunch liberal Democrat.
*She was good friends with Dick Gregory, and Freda Payne.