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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. 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 »

Known For

The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013)
The Hollywood Squares
The Hollywood Squares Herself - Panelist
(1966-1968)
X-Men: Days of Future Past
(2014)

Filmography

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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)
Yzma
- Graduation Groove (2008) ... Yzma (voice)
- 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)
Freya
 2007 American Dad! (TV Series)
Fortune Teller
- Dope and Faith (2007) ... Fortune Teller (voice)
 2005 Kronk's New Groove (Video)
Yzma (voice)
 2005 Escape from Cluster Prime (TV Movie)
Vexus (voice)
 2001 Santa, Baby! (TV Movie)
Emerald (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
 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 The Nanny (TV Series)
Eartha Kitt
 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
Naomi
 1987 The Pink Chiquitas
Betty / 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)
Paula
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Amelia
- Tigress (1978) ... Amelia
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Carrie Blaine
- A Pocketful of Posies (1974) ... Carrie Blaine
 1972 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (TV Movie)
Lady
 1967-1968 Batman (TV Series)
The Catwoman
- The Ogg Couple (1967) ... The Catwoman (uncredited)
- 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 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 Mini-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
- 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 Parigi è sempre Parigi
Cabaret Singer / Herself
 1948 Casbah
Katherine Dunham Group Dancer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Follies," at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England, with Diana Rigg, Julia McKenzie, Millicent Martin, Daniel Massey, David Healy, Pearl Carr, Teddy Johnson, Maria Charles, Hope Jackman, Meg Johnson, Harold Kasket and Eileen Page in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 24 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I am the original Material Girl. See more »

Trivia:

Was inspired to go into show business after witnessing the wild applause that the audience gave José Ferrer after one of his stage performances as Cyrano de Bergerac in 1946. See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched voice See more »

Nickname:

Mother Eartha See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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