Eartha Kitt (1927–2008)


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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. Her father's identity is unknown. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school to work in a Brooklyn factory. As a teenager, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Holes Madame Zeroni
(2003)
(2006-2008)
St. Louis Blues Gogo Germaine
(1958)

Filmography

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 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Eartha Kitt
- Once Upon a Time in Springfield (2010) ... Eartha Kitt (voice)
 2009 Wonder Pets! (TV Series)
Cool Cat
 2006-2008 The Emperor's New School (TV Series short)
Yzma
- Graduation Groove (2008) ... Yzma (voice)
- Faking the Grade/Eco Kuzco (2008) ... Yzma (voice)
- Father O'Mine/Everyone Loves 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)
Freya
 2007 American Dad! (TV Series)
Fortune Teller
- Dope and Faith (2007) ... Fortune Teller (voice)
 2007 And Then Came Love
Mona
 2003-2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot (TV Series)
Vexus
- Indes-Tuck-tible/Trash Talk (2007) ... Vexus (voice)
- Designing Women/Robot Riot (2005) ... Vexus (voice)
- Escape from Cluster Prime (2005) ... Vexus (voice)
 2005 Kronk's New Groove (Video)
Yzma (voice)
 2005 Preaching to the Choir
Ms. Nettie
 2005 Escape from Cluster Prime (TV Short)
Vexus (voice)
 2003 Holes
Madame Zeroni
 2001 Santa, Baby! (TV Movie)
Emerald (voice)
 2001 The Feast of All Saints (TV Movie)
Lola Dede
 2000 The Emperor's New Groove
Yzma (voice)
 2000 The Emperor's New Groove (Video Game)
Yzma (voice)
 2000 Welcome to New York (TV Series)
June
- The Car (2000) ... June
- Jim Gets an Apartment (2000) ... June
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
The Snow Queen
- The Snow Queen (2000) ... The Snow Queen (voice)
 1999 The Famous Jett Jackson (TV Series)
Albertine Whethers
- Field of Dweebs (1999) ... Albertine Whethers
 1998 The Proteus Chronicles
Doctor
 1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (Video)
Bagheera (voice)
 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 Harriet the Spy
Agatha K. Plummer
 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 Fatal Instinct
First Trial Judge
 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
 1992 Boomerang
Lady Eloise
 1991 Ernest Scared Stupid
Old Lady Hackmore
 1990 Living Doll
Mrs. Swartz
 1989 Erik the Viking
Freya
 1987 Dragonard
Naomi
 1987 The Pink Chiquitas
Betty / Meteor (voice)
 1985 The Serpent Warriors
Snake Priestess
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Priestess Chata
- Whatever Works (1985) ... Priestess Chata
 1983 A Night on the Town (TV Movie)
 1979 Butterflies in Heat
Lola
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
Paula
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Black Amelia
- Tigress (1978) ... Black Amelia
 1977 Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime Composers (Short)
Narrator
 1975 Friday Foster
Madame Rena
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Carrie Blaine
- A Pocketful of Posies (1974) ... Carrie Blaine
 1972 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (TV Movie)
Lady
 1972 The Chastity Belt
Scheherazade
 1969 Romeo und Julia '70 (TV Mini-Series)
Eartha Kitt (1969)
 1967-1968 Batman (TV Series)
The Catwoman
- The Joke's on Catwoman (1968) ... The Catwoman
- The Funny Feline Felonies (1967) ... The Catwoman
- The Ogg Couple (1967) ... The Catwoman (uncredited)
- Catwoman's Dressed to Kill (1967) ... The Catwoman
- The Bloody Tower (1967) ... The Catwoman (uncredited)
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Tina Mara
- The Traitor (1967) ... Tina Mara
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
Angel
- The Loser (1965) ... Angel
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Danielle Taylor
- A Horse Named Stravinsky (1965) ... Danielle Taylor
 1965 Synanon
Betty Coleman
 1965 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Singer (uncredited)
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Honoria De Witt
- Who Killed the Rest? (1965) ... Honoria De Witt
 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #16.37 (1963) ... Singer
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Sally Carrington
- Member of the Family (1962) ... Sally Carrington
 1962 Drei Männer spinnen (TV Movie)
 1961 Saint of Devil's Island
Annette
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Oparre
- The Wingless Victory (1961) ... Oparre
 1958 Anna Lucasta
Anna Lucasta
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
The Queen
- Heart of Darkness (1958) ... The Queen
 1958 St. Louis Blues
Gogo Germaine
 1957 The Mark of the Hawk
Renee
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Theodora 'Teddy' Hicks
- Mrs. Patterson (1956) ... Theodora 'Teddy' Hicks
 1956 The Valiant (TV Movie)
Jane Dyke
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Salome (segment "Salome")
- Salome (1955) ... Salome (segment "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
 1948 Casbah
Katherine Dunham Group Dancer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stg: Appeared in "The Wild Party" on Broadway. Also in cast: Mandy Patinkin. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 26 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I was traveling in the Philippine Islands my daughter and I, from time to time, used to stay with Mr. and Mrs. Marcos. And sometimes she would come and sit somewhere up front, and she would yell out, 'Eartha, sing 'Waray Waray!'' This was one of her favorite songs. But of course, she always insisted on singing right along with me! See more »

Trivia:

She was a staunch liberal Democrat. See more »

Trademark:

Natural black hair See more »

Nickname:

Kitty Charles See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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