Eartha Kitt

by ethnic on December 26, 2008

Eartha Kitt

Birth Name: Eartha Mae Keith/Kitt

Date of Birth: January 17, 1927

Place of Birth: North, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Death: December 28, 2008

Place of Death: Weston, Connecticut

Ethnicity: African-American and European

Eartha Kitt was a legendary American singer, actress, caberet star, dancer, comedian, and activist. She is known for playing Catwoman on the 1960s series Batman.

Eartha’s mother, Mamie/Annie Mae Kitt, was African-American. Mamie was also said to have Cherokee Native American ancestry, although it is not clear if that is accurate. Eartha’s biological father was said to be white (possibly of German and/or Dutch descent). Eartha stated that she was often made fun of because of her light skin while growing up in the South.

Eartha had a daughter with her former husband, businessperson John William McDonald.

Eartha’s maternal grandparents were William Keitt (the son of Delia Keitt) and Fanny Riley. Delia was the daughter of Hilliard Keitt and Catherine.


Genealogy of Eartha Kitt –

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew August 4, 2016 at 5:23 pm
phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:00 am

She looks like a dark, heavily tanned woman you’d see in North Africa.

neiltennant October 15, 2017 at 7:03 am

no chance with those green eyes

savanna March 19, 2016 at 4:34 pm
madman March 19, 2016 at 2:43 pm
neiltennant August 2, 2015 at 3:49 am

Did everyone see her daughter ?

she looked 0 percent african american but was a blonde pale white girl.

I saw pics and thought was adopted

but the reason green eyed Eartha Kitt was mixed. Her father was white. She married a white man

plus she played GRETCHEN as a young woman

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

he father is white she looks mixed.

neiltennant July 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

she was very good looking and cute even in her 70s

and I’m sure it has something to do with her african american ancestry because a lot of african americans do not look their age i swear !

It was for sure that she had european ancestors with those beautiful blue eyes

and did somebody looked at her daughter ? Her daughter whose father was a white man looks full white

Mina B August 19, 2013 at 10:14 am

I never thought she was attractive. I think her contemporaries like Dihann Carroll and Dorothy Dandridge were way prettier than she was.

Indiablack September 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Wow I guess you learn something
New everyday, I didnt know she
Was mixed, and I didnt know
She was deceased,ms.kitt rest in
Peace, she was such a good woman
,she does look like she have a little
White blood in her, I dont see native
Amerixan her at all

But, whatever,everybody isnt mixed
But I guess being mixed like me
And others is a blessing,because
Sharing different beautiful races
In a person or in mixed family
Is so amazing,yes you can tell a mixed
Person,like skin tone,features,hair
Body,e.t.c I got a mixed multiracially
Family, with all different features,but
They all mixed, from pale white,red,yellow
Tan and light brown skin tones,that’s
A fact, I love my beautiful family
Im so blessed from god to be
Related to such a loving exotic

Mina B August 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

Being mixed is a blessing? Yeah, ok. Smh

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Nice song?

Kay April 8, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Ive always knew she was mixed with native american. she was so beautiful! R.I.P

lolx March 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I’m have german and dutch ancestors.
Kitt is german. ;)

Cameron April 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Im sorry but she looked black,nothing “mixed” looking about her.

411 April 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm


What does a mixed blood black have to look like?I’m 47 and my nep told me about this site.Now I ask you because my mother was dark,about eartha color,yet my grandmother was white.So again I ask what does a mixed person have to look like

Fuzzybear April 22, 2011 at 5:35 am

To Cameron

Does Don Cheadle look like he has a mixture to him?
Yet he’s 19% white

Misty April 22, 2011 at 5:51 am

I never knew she was mixed either. She does have very thinner facial features and she has light skin. Although it’s possible to be biracial and not look it. Have you seen her daughter she looks almost 100% white. So Eartha’s white blood skipped her generation and showed up in her daughter. That how DNA works. You have to realized when you write your opinion people like the person below me are going to be sensitive. This is a sensitive subject for some people. It doesn’t mean so much to me because I’m comfortable with who I am; there are always people who might not agree with you believe in you or just be plain ignorant to things but guess what that’s life. There are more important things to get upset I about. In my opinion race is not one of them. Your comments to someone who maybe be ignorant or just stating what they feel aren’t going to make them see a new light. 9 times out of 10 they will still think what they want so it’s best to get over it!

Misty April 22, 2011 at 5:52 am

I meant to say the person above me 411 so please don’t get offended (the person below me)

Fuzzybear April 22, 2011 at 6:01 am

To Misty

I can only assume you are talking to me,but I wasn’t being sensitive,I was just showing the person that the outside cover does tell the whole story

Midnight August 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Hey,I was going to say something about your comment at first bu then I thought about it. I’ve heard tis before and it always puzzled me how people can always say someone just looks Black when they say they are mixed. I realize it’s because A: most people think that all Black people are mixed with White. B: Anyone with darkskin is Black. C: There aren’t any other people in the world besides Blacks and Whites and you have to look White to be mixed. You said Black and not African so I understand what you mean because she doesn’t look African.

LOVE HOLLY July 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm


Total23 May 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

R.I.P. Didnt Knew She Died Till Today!

ethnic May 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm

RIP Eartha

Fuzzybear May 14, 2010 at 2:08 am

I had no idea she was dead either

total23 May 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I Wonder Why There Wasn’t Any News About Her Death, Like Lena Horne Or Michael Jackson Etc.
Even If She Was Not That Successful As Those Two She Deserves To Be Notice.

Man I’m Gonna Miss Emperor New Groove!

Misty April 22, 2011 at 5:39 am

There was news on her death. You guys just missed it!

Fuzzybear April 22, 2011 at 5:54 am

To Misty

Now granted I don’t look at the news that much,but the announcement must have been like a side note.

the weather for today 60 with a chance of rain,oh and legend Eartha Kitt dies.and now sports

Misty January 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

LOL @ fuzzybear!

kira March 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm

her daughter is gorgeous but i forgot her name hmm…

Misty January 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Her grandaughter is really really cute. I looked at pictures of her daughter when she was young and she looked biracial in them just with blond hair. It was even curly so I guess now she straightens it with a flat iron or press comb and even looking closely at her features and feace…you can see there something in there.

La Princesa January 12, 2010 at 5:53 am

omg she was played Ymza in The Emperor’s New School!!! I LUVED that show!!

Bri January 26, 2009 at 2:26 am

Beautyful Soul..[R.I.P]<3

ethnic December 27, 2008 at 9:07 am

thanks for that.

Clari December 27, 2008 at 1:41 am

It says December 25, 2008 thats when she died…. Her birthday is: January 17, 1927

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