Eartha Kitt: Actress, Singer, Dancer, Comedian, and Civil Rights Activist



Young Eartha



Eartha KittCOLLAGE

Born: Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927 in the small town of North, in Orangeburg County, South Carolina

Parents: Cherokee Indian/African Descent (mother) Unknown white man (father)


Spouse(s): John William McDonald (married June 6, 1960, divorced 1965)

Eartha and HusbandEartha and Husband, William

Children: Kitt McDonald-Shapiro

Eartha and Daughter, KittEartha and Daughter, Kitt

Grandchildren: John Shapiro and Rachael Shapiro

Education: High School of Performing Arts, New York City, New York

Occupation: Actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, civil rights activist, voice artist and writer

Accomplishments, Achievements, and Contributions:

From  Kitt became a rising star with her appearance in the Broadway review New Faces of 1952. In the production, she sang “Monotonous.” Her performance helped launch her music career with the release of her first album in 1954. The recording featured such signature songs as “I…

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