Kitt found a new generation of fans through her roles in the Disney films The Emperor's New Groove (2000), in which she voiced the villainous Yzma, and Holes (2003). "[14] Her other films in the 1950s included The Mark of the Hawk (1957), St. Louis Blues (1958) and Anna Lucasta (1958). Eartha Kitt with Husband William O. McDonald : News Photo . Eartha Kitt Family Details: Father: Unknown Mother: Mamie Kitt Spouse/Husband: William O. McDonald (m. 1960-1965) Children: Kitt McDonald (Daughter) Grandchildren: Justin Shapiro, Rachel Shapiro Siblings: Unknown. Her mother, Annie Mae Keith, was of Cherokee and African descent and worked in a cotton plantation. They are rebelling against something. She left this world literally screaming at the top of her lungs. Eartha Kitt was previously married to Bill McDonald (1960 - 1965). Rachel has grown to become a gorgeous, talented lady and she’s a Instagram star with over 13k followers. I'm so glad that I got to know you.' In the photo, a very young Kitt was seen wearing a blue and white dress and a white headband while playing next to John, who wore black pants and matching shirt. Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer in her home in Weston, Connecticut, on Christmas Day 2008. Though she had little knowledge of her father, it was reported that he was a son of the owner of the farm where she had been born, and that Kitt was conceived by rape. Kitt was active in numerous social causes in the 1950s and 1960s. 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. Started as a dancer with Katherine Dunham Group touring America, Mexico, and Europe. Eartha Kitt was in relationships with Arthur M. Loew Jr. (1954), Pedro Armendáriz (1953), Dane Clark (1953), Orson Welles (1950 - 1952), Michel Auclair and Charles Revson. It was arranged that James would impersonate Kitt and then Kitt would walk out to take the microphone. John William McDonald is currently available. [25] They had one child, a daughter named Kitt McDonald, born on November 26, 1961. Well-known for her recordings of "Santa Baby" in the 1950s and 1960s. [10] Eartha's mother, Annie Mae Keith (later Annie Mae Riley), soon went to live with a black man who refused to accept Eartha because of her relatively pale complexion; she was raised by a relative named Aunt Rosa, in whose household she was abused. My mother was organic way before it was chic. Kitt found new audiences in nightclubs across the UK and the United States, including a whole new generation of gay male fans, and she responded by frequently giving benefit performances in support of HIV/AIDS organizations. A talented singer with a distinctive voice, she recorded the hits "Let's Do It", "Champagne Taste", "C'est si bon" (which Stan Freberg famously burlesqued), "Just an Old Fashioned Girl", "Monotonous", "Je cherche un homme", "Love for Sale", "I'd Rather Be Burned as a Witch", "Kâtibim" (a Turkish melody), "Mink, Schmink", "Under the Bridges of Paris" and her most recognizable hit "Santa Baby", which was released in 1953. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to Be Evil". Kitt also lent her distinctive voice to Yzma in The Emperor's New Groove (for which she won her first Annie Award) and reprised her role in Kronk's New Groove and The Emperor's New School, for which she won two Emmy Awards and, in 2007–08, two more Annie Awards for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production. Kitt's age was always a mystery, until 1998, when a group of students from her hometown in South Carolina unearthed her birth certificate. 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