Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
Born Eartha Mae Kitt
January 17, 1927
North, South Carolina, United States
Died December 25, 2008
Weston, Connecticut, United States
Occupation Singer, Actress
Years active 1943-2008
Spouse(s) John "Bill" McDonald (1960–1965)

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit Christmas song "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world." She took over the role of Catwoman for the third season of the 1960s Batman television series, replacing Julie Newmar, who was unavailable for the final season. She also was famous for being the voice of Yzma in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove as well as its sequel and TV series.

For Nickelodeon, she played Agatha Plummer in the first Nickelodeon Movie, Harriet the Spy. She later voiced a lioness in The Wild Thornberrys episode "Flood Warning" and Queen Vexus in several episodes of My Life as a Teenage Robot.

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