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Kitt, Eartha

LC control no.n 86138229
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingKitt, Eartha
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Variant(s)Keith, Eartha Mae
Associated countryUnited States France
LocatedNew York (N.Y.) Paris (France)
Birth date1927-01-17
Death date2008-12-25
Place of birthColumbia (S.C.)
Place of deathWeston (Conn.)
Field of activityPerforming arts
Profession or occupationAfrican American women entertainers Singers Actresses Authors
Found inFolk tales of the tribes of Africa [SR], 1969: label (Eartha Kitt) container (singer, actress)
LC in RLIN, 6-30-86 (hdg.: Kitt, Eartha)
Contemp. theatre, film, and television: v. 19 (Kitt, Eartha; full name, Eartha Mae Kitt; b. Jan. 17, 1927, Columbia, SC; singer, dancer, actress, and writer)
New York times, Dec. 26, 2008 (Eartha Kitt, 81, singer; d. Dec. 25, 2008; b. Jan. 17, 1927 Eartha Mae Keith in North, S.C.)
African American women, 1993: pages 313-315 (Eartha Kitt, autobiography "Thursday's child". At age 8, moved to her aunt's in New York City. Attended New York School of Performing Arts until age 14; had her stage debut at age 18 on May 21, 1945 at New York's Belasco Theatre. Was selected for the Katherine Dunham Dance Group to tour as a featured soloist with their Bal Negre. Stayed in Paris when the troupe returned to the United States in 1948 where she sang in the popular nightclub Carroll's. Starred in multiple Broadway plays.)
Associated languageeng