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Eartha Kitt (1927–2008)

An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent who became pregnant after being raped by a white plantation owner. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school to work in a ... See full bio »

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 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Eartha Kitt
 2009 Wonder Pets! (TV Series)
Cool Cat
 2006-2008 The Emperor's New School (TV Series)
- Graduation Groove (2008) ... Yzma
- Faking the Grade/Eco Kuzco (2008) ... Yzma (voice)
- Guaka Rules (2008) ... Yzma (voice)
- Come Fly with Me/Project Poncho (2008) ... Yzma (voice)
 2007 Behind the Director's Son's Cut (Video short)
 2007 American Dad! (TV Series)
Fortune Teller
- Dope and Faith (2007) ... Fortune Teller (voice)
 2003-2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot (TV Series)
Vexus / Queen Vexas
- Indes-Tuck-tible/Trash Talk (2007) ... Vexus (voice)
- Designing Women/Robot Riot (2005) ... Vexus (voice)
- Escape from Cluster Prime (2005) ... Queen Vexas (voice)
- Hostile Makeover/Grid Iron Glory (2003) ... Queen Vexas (voice)
 2005 Kronk's New Groove (Video)
Yzma (voice)
 2005 Escape from Cluster Prime (TV Movie)
Vexus (voice)
 2001 Emperor's New Groove (Video Game)
Yzma (voice)
 2001 Santa, Baby! (TV Movie)
Emerald (voice)
 2001 Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Lola Dede
 2000 Welcome to New York (TV Series)
- The Car (2000) ... June
- Jim Gets an Apartment (2000) ... June
 1999 The Famous Jett Jackson (TV Series)
Albertine Whethers
- Field of Dweebs (1999) ... Albertine Whethers
 1998 The Proteus Chronicles
 1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Cult Leader
 1998 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Lioness #1
- Flood Warning (1998) ... Lioness #1 (voice)
 1997 Ill Gotten Gains
The Wood (voice)
 1996 The Nanny (TV Series)
Eartha Kitt
- A Pup in Paris (1996) ... Eartha Kitt
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Jacqueline Richards
- He Works Hard for the Money (1995) ... Jacqueline Richards
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Mrs. Stubbs
- Student Affairs (1995) ... Mrs. Stubbs
 1995 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Mrs. Franklin
- Going Batty (1995) ... Mrs. Franklin (voice)
 1993 Matrix (TV Series)
Sister Rowena
- Moths to a Flame (1993) ... Sister Rowena
 1993 Jack's Place (TV Series)
Isabel Lang
- The Seventh Meal (1993) ... Isabel Lang
 1987 Dragonard
 1987 The Pink Chiquitas
Betty / The Meteor (voice)
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Priestess Chata
- Whatever Works (1985) ... Priestess Chata
 1983 A Night on the Town (TV Movie)
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Tigress (1978) ... Amelia
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Carrie Blaine
- A Pocketful of Posies (1974) ... Carrie Blaine
 1972 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (TV Movie)
 1967-1968 Batman (TV Series)
The Catwoman / Catwoman
- The Ogg Couple (1967) ... Catwoman (uncredited)
- The Bloody Tower (1967) ... Catwoman (uncredited)
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Tina Mara
- The Traitor (1967) ... Tina Mara
 1967 All About People (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
- The Loser (1965) ... Angel
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Danielle Taylor
- A Horse Named Stravinsky (1965) ... Danielle Taylor
 1965 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Singer (uncredited)
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Honoria De Witt
- Who Killed the Rest? (1965) ... Honoria De Witt
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Sally Carrington
- Member of the Family (1962) ... Sally Carrington
 1962 Drei Männer spinnen (TV Movie)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
The Queen
- Heart of Darkness (1958) ... The Queen
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Theodora 'Teddy' Hicks
- Mrs. Patterson (1956) ... Theodora 'Teddy' Hicks
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
- Salome (1955) ... Salome
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
- Episode #4.3 (1953) ... Guest Vocalist
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Donna Marina
- The Conquest of Mexico (1519) (1953) ... Donna Marina
 1951 Paris Is Always Paris
Cabaret Singer / Herself
 1948 Casbah
Katherine Dunham Group Dancer (uncredited)
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Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (111 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "The Wicked Witch of the West") in "The Wizard of Oz", Toronto, Canada. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 24 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I have a great need for affection from an audience. I don't know whether this is because I had such a tough life when I was a child. See more »


Daughter: Kitt McDonald. Grandchildren: Justin and Rachel Shapiro. See more »


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