Eartha Kitt Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Eartha Kitt Quick Info
Height5 ft 2 in
Weight58 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1927
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Eye Color
Dark Brown

Eartha Kitt was an American singer, actress, voiceover artist, dancer, comedian, activist, author, and songwriter who gained fame with her tracks like the Christmas novelty song Santa Baby and by releasing albums like That Bad Eartha, Thursday’s Child, and Down to Eartha. Moreover, she also branched out as an actress and appeared in projects like I Spy, BatmanWonder Pets!, Caribbean Rhapsody, Timbuktu!, The Wild Party, and The Emperor’s New Groove.

Born Name

Eartha Mae Keith

Nick Name

Miss Kitt, Mother Eartha, Kitty, Kitty Charles, Catwoman

Eartha Kitt at the Carlton Tower hotel in London, England in 1973
Eartha Kitt at the Carlton Tower hotel in London, England in 1973 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

She was born on January 17, 1927.

Died

Eartha Kitt died from colon cancer on December 25, 2008, at the age of 81 in Weston, Connecticut, United States.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

North or St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Eartha Kitt studied at Metropolitan Vocational High School (Later: High School of Performing Arts).

Occupation

Singer, Actress, Dancer, Activist, Comedian, Author, Songwriter, Voiceover Artist

Family

  • Father – Daniel Richard Sturkie (Reportedly)
  • Mother – Annie Mae Keith
  • Others – Jason Shapiro (Grandson), Rachel Shapiro (Granddaughter), William Keitt (Maternal Grandfather), Fanny Riley (Maternal Grandmother)

Genre

Vocal Jazz, Cabaret, Dance, Torch

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

RCA Victor, Kapp, MGM, EMI, GNP Crescendo, Decca, Spark, Can’t Stop, Ariola, ITM, DRG, Strike Force

Eartha Kitt as Catwoman from the television series 'Batman' in December 1967
Eartha Kitt as Catwoman from the television series ‘Batman’ in December 1967 (ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Eartha Kitt had dated –

  1. Michel Auclair
  2. Marion Meadows
  3. Charles Revson
  4. John Barry Ryan III
  5. Orson Welles (1950-1952)
  6. Dane Clark (1953)
  7. Pedro Armendáriz (1953)
  8. Sammy Davis Jr. (1954)
  9. Porfirio Rubirosa (1954)
  10. Arthur M. Loew Jr. (1954)
  11. Bill McDonald (1960-1965) – On June 6, 1960, she married Bill McDonald who served as an associate of a real estate investment company and they were blessed with their daughter Kitt McDonald on November 26, 1961. However, the duo divorced in 1965.
  12. Marlon Brando (1962)

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Black and White)

Eartha Kitt was of African-American descent on her mother’s side and had European roots on her father’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • High-pitched vocals
  • Often sported short hair

Brand Endorsements

Eartha Kitt did voiceover work for a FLoor Buster television commercial in 2000.

Eartha Kitt as seen while performing live in concert in 2007
Eartha Kitt as seen while performing live in concert in 2007 (Jyh-Lurn (Lewis) Chang / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Eartha Kitt Facts

  1. She was born on a cotton plantation and was conceived by rape. Her biological father was white.
  2. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
  3. VH1 has placed Eartha Kitt on the 89th spot on its “100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll” list.
  4. She received criticism and backlash when she made anti-war statements saying, “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
  5. She was one of the several artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal Studios fire.
  6. Eartha Kitt was friends with Freda Payne and Dick Gregory.
  7. She was fluent in French.
  8. She supported LGBT rights and considered same-s*x marriages a civil right.

Featured Image by Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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