Eartha Mae Kitt's actual origins are somewhat in doubt. It's likely she was born on January 17, 1927, on a cotton plantation in the small South Carolina town of North. A birth certificate discovered in the late '90s seemed to corroborate that information, but Kitt was never entirely…more
In 2007-2008, Eartha won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for playing Yzma on The Emperor's New School.
Eartha died on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, 2008, in New York City from colon cancer.
In 1968 she said "I am a mother and I know the feeling of having a baby come out of my gut. I have a baby and then you send him off to war. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot" at a White House luncheon deeply upsetting first lady Lady Bird Johnson and essentially assuring to never be invited back.
Eartha Kitt:I used to get flack because I look the way I do-too sexy, too sensuous, too this, too that.