Born Eartha Mae Keith January 17, 1927 on a cotton plantation in a small town in Orangeburg County near Columbia, South Carolina. Kitt’s mother was of Cherokee and African-American descent and her father of German descent. Kitt was conceived by rape.
Eartha Mae Kitt was an international star who gave new meaning to the word versatile. She distinguished herself in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television. Miss Kitt was one of only a handful of performers to be nominated for a Tony (three times), the Grammy (twice), and Emmy Award (twice). She regularly enthralled New York nightclub audiences during her extended stays at The Cafè Carlyle and these intimate performances have been captured in her recording, Eartha Kitt, Live at The Carlyle. (See more on earthakitt.com)
Some of my favorite songs she performed were “C’est Si Bon “, “Je Cherche Un Homme”, “I Want To Be Evil”, “Santa Baby” and “Mink Schmink”😍
Eartha Kitt passed away of colon cancer December 25, 2008. #earthakitt #vintage #glamour #oldhollywood #blackandwhite