Eartha Kitt (Performer) | Playbill

Eartha Kitt


The titles of her hit songs, mostly scored in the 1950s, illustrated her singular appeal, a mix of the alien, the arousing and the comic: "Let's Do It," "C'est si bon," "I Want to Be Evil," "Just an Old Fashioned Girl," "Monotonous," "Je cherche un homme," "Love for Sale," "I'd Rather Be Burned as a Witch," "Uska Dara," "Mink, Schmink," "Under the Bridges of Paris." Her most famous tune is the perennial holiday favorite, "Santa Baby," basically a long, manipulative mash note that turns St. Nick into a sugar daddy.

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  • Also Known As: Eartha Mae Keith
  • Born: Jan 17, 1927 in North, South Carolina
  • Death: Dec 25, 2008 in Weston, Connecticut

Roles (11)

Nine Playbill - Opening Night, April 2003 Nine
Opened April 10, 2003
  • as Liliane La Fleur (Replacement)
    Arrived On Oct 07, 2003
The Wild Party Playbill - Opening Night, April 2000 The Wild Party
Opened April 13, 2000
  • as Dolores (Original)
The Wild Party Playbill - Opening Night, April 2000
Timbuktu! Playbill - April 1978 Timbuktu!
Opened March 01, 1978
  • as Sahleem-La-Lume (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Jolly's Progress
Opened December 05, 1959
  • as Jolly Rivers (Original)
Shinbone Alley Playbill - April 1957 Shinbone Alley
Opened April 13, 1957
  • as mehitabel (Original)
Mrs. Patterson Playbill - Jan 1955 Mrs. Patterson
Opened December 01, 1954
  • as Theodora (Teddy) Hicks (Original)
New Faces of 1952 Playbill - June 1952 Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952
Opened May 16, 1952
  • as Featured Dancer (Original)
  • as Featured Singer (Original)
  • as Polynesian Girl (Original)
Bal Negre Playbill - Nov 1946 Bal Negre
Opened November 07, 1946
  • Performer
Carib Song Playbill - Sept 1945 Carib Song
Opened September 27, 1945
  • as Company (Original)


Drama Desk Award
2000 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
Tony Award
2000 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
1978 Best Actress in a Musical Nominee

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