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Eartha Kitt is a Actor American born on 17 january 1927 at South Carolina (USA)

Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt
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Birth name Eartha Mae Kitt
Nationality USA
Birth 17 january 1927 at South Carolina (USA)
Death 25 december 2008 (at 81 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Annie Award

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedian, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits. She starred in 1967 as Catwoman, in the third and final season of the television series Batman. Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world".

Kitt began her career in 1943 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to be Evil". Her other notable recordings include the UK Top 10 hit "Under the Bridges of Paris" (1954), "Just an Old Fashioned Girl" (1956) and "Where Is My Man" (1983). In 1968, her career in America suffered after she made anti-war statements at a White House luncheon. Ten years later, she made a successful return to Broadway in the 1978 original production of the musical Timbuktu!, for which she received the first of her two Tony Award nominations. Her second was for the 2000 original production of the musical The Wild Party. For her voice role as Yzma in the animated series The Emperor's New School (2006–08), she won two Emmy Awards. She won a third Emmy posthumously in 2010 for The Wonder Pets.

Biography

After romances with the cosmetics magnate Charles Revson and banking heir John Barry Ryan III, she married John William McDonald, an associate of a real estate investment company, on June 6, 1960. They had one child, a daughter named Kitt McDonald, born on November 26, 1961. They divorced in 1965.

A long-time Connecticut resident, Eartha Kitt lived in a converted barn on a sprawling farm in the Merryall section of New Milford for many years and was active in local charities and causes throughout Litchfield County. She later moved to Pound Ridge, New York, but returned in 2002 to the southern Fairfield County Connecticut town of Weston, in order to be near her daughter Kitt and family. Her daughter, Kitt McDonald, had married Charles Lawrence Shapiro in 1987 and has two children: Jason Shapiro and Rachel Shapiro.

Best films

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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Filmography of Eartha Kitt (26 films)

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Actress

And Then Came Love, 1h30
Directed by Richard Schenkman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kevin Daniels, Vanessa Williams, Eartha Kitt, Michael Boatman, Stephen Pinella, Ben Vereen
Roles Mona
Rating46% 2.3231652.3231652.3231652.3231652.323165
Julie (Vanessa Williams), a successful Manhattan reporter-turned-columnist in her mid-40s believes she has it all - a great job, a rent controlled apartment, a boyfriend (Michael Boatman) and best of all, an adorable six-year-old son named Jake, whom she conceived via an anonymous sperm donor. Her perfect world, however, is rocked when she’s called in for an emergency parent-teacher conference and learns that her son has been acting up, needs to be ‘tested,’ and is on the brink of expulsion.
Kronk's New Groove, 1h12
Directed by Elliot M. Bour
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Patrick Warburton, Tracey Ullman, Eartha Kitt, John Goodman, Wendie Malick, John Mahoney
Roles Yzma (voice)
Rating58% 2.927332.927332.927332.927332.92733
Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) narrates the story about Kronk Pepikrankenitz (Patrick Warburton), now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.
Once Upon a Halloween, 53minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Susanne Blakeslee, Eartha Kitt, Pat Carroll, Corey Burton, Susan Sheridan
Roles Yzma
Rating52% 2.6331652.6331652.6331652.6331652.633165
On the night before Halloween, the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs plans to conquer Halloween, and asks her cauldron to show you several villains, to which one of them helps her in her plan, such as Peg Leg Pete from Mickey & Co.,Heffalumps and Woozles from Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove, Professor Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective, Alameda Slim from Home on the Range, Scar and the Hyenas from The Lion King, Kaa and Shere Khan from The Jungle Book, and Judge Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The cauldron also explains its origins and The Horned King, both from The Black Cauldron. At the end however, the cauldron makes the evil queen disappear, foiling her plan to take over Halloween.
Holes
Holes (2003)
, 1h57
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Western
Themes Prison films, Children's films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas
Roles Madame Zeroni
Rating69% 3.498623.498623.498623.498623.49862
Stanley Yelnats IV is a teenager born to a family who have been cursed with bad luck since his great-great grandfather didn't carry a sorceress, Madame Zeroni, up a mountaintop. He is sent to Camp Green Lake when he is falsely accused of theft. He arrives to find that the camp is a dried-up lake run by the warden, her assistant, Mr. Sir, and the counselor, Dr. Pendanski. Prisoners spend each day digging holes in the desert to "build character." After finding a golden lipstick tube initialed K.B., he begins to suspect the hole-digging isn't for just building character.
The Emperor's New Groove, 1h15
Directed by Mark L. Dindal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors David Spade, John Goodman, Michael Herbig, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick
Roles Yzma (voice)
Rating74% 3.702133.702133.702133.702133.70213
The film opens with narration from Kuzco, a teenage Inca emperor who has been transformed into a llama. He tells the story of how his life as a ruler used to be and how it was ruined "for no reason". However, in his flashback he is shown to have been rude and narcisissitic, albeit charismatic. He even goes so far as insulting the appearances of potential brides and throwing an old man out the window for "throwing off his groove." After Kuzko fires his conniving advisor, Yzma, for abusing her power, she comes up with a scheme to usurp the throne with the help of Kronk, her dim-witted but jovial henchman. Meanwhile, Kuzco meets with Pacha, a kind peasant and village leader, and tells him that he wants to demolish his hilltop family home to build himself a lavish summer home called "Kuzcotopia". Pacha protests, but is dismissed.
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, 1h17
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Nick Marck
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brandon Baker, Brian Doyle-Murray, Eartha Kitt, Clancy Brown, Peri Gilpin, Marty Ingels
Roles Bagheera (voice)
Rating43% 2.170212.170212.170212.170212.17021
Mowgli's village is attacked by the vicious tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Sherman Howard) and he gets lost in the ruckus and runs into the jungle. There, Mowgli met Baloo the wise bear (voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray), Bagheera the black panther (voiced by Eartha Kitt), and the rest of his animal friends and they have adventure after adventure. Towards the end, Mowgli sees humans, but decides to stay away from them and live with Baloo, Bagheera, and the rest of his friends in the jungle.
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, 1h30
Directed by Aris Iliopulos
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Billy Zane, Ron Perlman, Sandra Bernhard, Tippi Hedren, Bud Cort, Andrew McCarthy
Roles Cult Leader
Rating54% 2.7064552.7064552.7064552.7064552.706455
Overcoming a nurse, and dressing in her clothes, a madman escapes from the Casa de la Loco Sanitarium. The Thief (Billy Zane) then goes on a crime spree that nets him a gun, a car, a fortune in stolen cash, and one dead loan office manager. As he escapes the murder scene, he comes upon a forbidden cemetery as a burial, replete with bagpipe music and a bizarre ceremony employing tuning forks and strange icons, is taking place. As the undertaker, the caretaker, and an odd assortment of mourners leave the service, The Thief peers into the coffin, thinking it is a good place to hide his briefcase of ill-gotten gains. As he strikes the tuning fork that is buried with the robe-draped skeleton, bagpipe music fills the air and throws him into convulsions. The coffin lid slams shut, locking his money inside, and The Thief is thrown into an open grave, knocking himself unconscious. When he awakens, he sets off to track down everyone present at the funeral in an attempt to find his cash, killing anyone who gets in his way.
Harriet the Spy, 1h40
Directed by Bronwen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Michelle Trachtenberg, Gregory Smith, Rosie O'Donnell, Vanessa Lee Chester, J. Smith-Cameron, Robert Joy
Roles Agatha K. Plummer
Rating59% 2.950892.950892.950892.950892.95089
Harriet M. Welsch (Michelle Trachtenberg) is an eleven-year-old sixth grader and a young spy/writer who is best friends with Simon "Sport" Rocque (Gregory Smith) and Janie Gibbs (Vanessa Lee Chester). She lives a privileged life with her parents and her nanny, Katherine "Ole Golly" (Rosie O'Donnell), who's the only person who knows all the things that Harriet has been snooping on. Harriet and her friends are enemies with mainly Marion Hawthorne (Charlotte Sullivan). For a while, Harriet lives life very well with being a spy and having fun with Golly.
Unzipped
Unzipped (1995)
, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Sandra Bernhard, Shalom Harlow, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Eartha Kitt, Padma Lakshmi
Roles Self
Rating63% 3.1936853.1936853.1936853.1936853.193685
Le réalisateur Douglas Keeve capture le glamour et le chaos de la haute couture dans ce documentaire époustouflant qui suit le créateur Isaac Mizrahi alors qu'il assemble sa collection de défilés de 1994 pour les défilés d'automne de New York. Mettant en vedette les mannequins emblématiques Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista et bien d'autres, ne manquez pas ce regard hilarant et révélateur sur le monde de la mode !
Fatal Instinct, 1h31
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young, Christopher McDonald, Tony Randall
Roles Trial Judge
Rating56% 2.848942.848942.848942.848942.84894
Ned Ravine, who's both a police officer and a lawyer (who often defends the people he arrests), believes that he knows everything about women, and says that he'll throw away his badge if anyone ever proves him wrong. While on a stakeout, he encounters a seductive woman named Lola Cain; the next day, Lola shows up at his law office, saying that she needs him to look over some papers she's come across. Meanwhile, Max Shady, who was just released from prison after seven years, starts stalking Ned, planning to kill him for failing to successfully defend Max in court.
Boomerang
Boomerang (1992)
, 1h57
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Halle Berry, Robin Givens, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder
Roles Lady Eloise
Rating56% 2.8009852.8009852.8009852.8009852.800985
The film begins as Marcus (Eddie Murphy) enters Chantress, the company that he works for as an advertisement executive. It is quickly established that he is quite the ladies' man, as he tells his assistant to send flowers to nine different women, with cards reading "only thinking of you." When he enters his office, Nelson (Geoffrey Holder), one of the creative minds also in Marcus' department, shows Marcus a re-cut he's done of one of the ads they've been working on. Marcus tells Nelson, who's very creative but also very risqué and overtly sexual with his style, that he must re-edit the ad, as some of the material may be offensive to women and may also cause problems with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Nelson reluctantly agrees, then leaves.
Ernest Scared Stupid, 1h31
Directed by John R. Cherry III
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Jim Varney, Shay Astar, Eartha Kitt, Bill Byrge, Ernie Fosselius
Roles Francis ‘Old Lady’ Hackmore
Rating56% 2.84732.84732.84732.84732.8473
Trantor - a demonic troll who turns children into wooden dolls to feast upon their energy - is captured by the 19th century townsfolk of Briarville and sealed under a giant oak tree. One of the village elders, an ancestor of Ernest, establishes the seal under the condition that Trantor can only be released on the night before Halloween and by the hands of a Worrell. And that every generation of Worrells would get "dumber and dumber and dumber" culminating in Ernest P. Worrell.
Erik the Viking, 1h19
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Tim Robbins, Freddie Jones, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eartha Kitt, Mickey Rooney
Roles Freya
Rating60% 3.047943.047943.047943.047943.04794
The film is based largely upon Norse mythology. In the film's opening scene Erik (Tim Robbins), a young Viking, discovers that he has no taste for rape and pillage, and suffers guilt over the death of Helga (Samantha Bond), an innocent woman.
The Pink Chiquitas, 1h23
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Frank Stallone, Don Lake, Cindy Valentine, Eartha Kitt
Roles Betty / The Meteor (voice)
Rating41% 2.0561552.0561552.0561552.0561552.056155
Tony Mareda, Jr., a former Olympic athlete turned world's greatest private detective, is driving across the country when he is attacked by mobsters. Chased to the sleepy backwater town of Beamsville, Tony ducks into the local drive-in theater, where he is followed by his pursuers. As Tony hunts down and dispatches the hit men amidst the parked cars, a pink meteor roars overhead and crashes in the nearby woods, causing the townspeople to rush out of the theater to look for it. As the young couples search the woods, however, the women begin to hear a ringing sound coming from the glowing pink rock that turns them into lusty nymphomaniacs.