Eartha Kitt Overview

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Born: January 17, 1927

Eartha Kitt was born illegitimately to a white farmer and a black Cherokee mother in the cotton fields of South Carolina. When she was eight years old she was sent to live with her aunt in Harlem. While in high school she became involved in the performing arts and studied dance. Convinced by a friend to audition for a position as a featured dancer with the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe, she was chosen for the spot and toured with the company all over the world before the age of 20.... See All


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