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Eartha Kitt

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Eartha Kitt epitomized the thought of the sex-kitten chanteuse, growing to fame using a nightclub action devoted to her slinky stage existence and her throaty purr of the voice. Just as much as she appreciated vamping it up, she also projected the picture of an incredible international sophisticate, specifically since she sang in a number of different dialects. She brought an absolute zest to her torch tracks, and preferred lyrics that coated her because the Materials Young lady of her period. Kitt’s persona was therefore brilliant and well-developed that she continued to be quickly identifiable well after her early-’50s heyday, looked after helped her discover achievement as an celebrity in movies, Television, and theater. Even though many keep in mind her best among the actresses to try out Catwoman for the ’60s Batman series, Kitt was constantly a cabaret performer in mind, one whose work translated greatest in a live establishing. She rose significantly to popularity from a years as a child of overlook and poverty, shifting from SC to Harlem at age group eight to reside with an aunt. She toured internationally during her past due teens within a dance business, and also created a singing work. Putting your signature on with RCA, she obtained numerous strikes over 1953-1955, including “C’est Si Bon,” “I wish to Be Bad,” and “Santa Baby,” amongst others; she later on branched out into an performing career. Pursuing her razor-sharp criticism from the Vietnam Battle in 1968, Kitt endured a ten-year blacklisting in the us and shifted to Europe to create her living. She came back towards the U.S. within the ’80s and ’90s, both as an celebrity so when a singer for the nightclub circuit. In 2000, she received another Tony nomination on her behalf function in the musical crisis The Crazy Party. Kitt continuing performing and documenting in to the 2000s, but was identified as having cancer of the colon in 2006, and handed from the condition in past due 2008.

Quick Facts


Full Name Eartha Kitt
Date Of Birth January 17, 1927
Died December 25, 2008, Weston, Connecticut, United States
Height 1.63 m
Profession Singer, Voice Actor, Dancer, Stand-up comedian, Activist
Education High School of Performing Arts
Nationality American
Spouse John William McDonald
Children Kitt McDonald
Parents Mamie Kitt, Annie Mae Keith
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
Music Songs Santa Baby, C'Est Si Bon, I Want to Be Evil, Just an Old Fashioned Girl, Where Is My Man, Let's Do It, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Snuff Out the Light, Je Cherche Un Homme, Lilac Wine, Cha Cha Heels, Angelitos Negros, C'Mon a My House!, My Discarded Men, Nothin' for Christmas, Lovin' Spree, If I Can't Take It With Me, This Is My Life, I Love Men, Under the Bridges of Paris, Champagne Taste, Ain't Misbehavin', I Wanna Be Evil!, Mademoiselle Kitt, Somebody Bad Stole de Wedding Bell, Mambo De Paree, Monotonous, I'd Rather Be Burnt as a Witch, This Year's Santa Baby, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, I Wantcha Around, Annie Doesn't Live Here Any More
Albums That Bad Eartha, Bad But Beautiful, I Love Men, Sentimental Eartha, Eartha Kitt in Person at the Plaza, RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt, Just Eartha Kitt, Canta en Espanol, Eartha Kitt: Just an Old-Fashioned Girl, Thursday's Child, Eartha Kitt Sings Santa Baby, The Fabulous Eartha Kitt, I'm Still Here, The Outstanding Eartha Kitt, "Serie All Stars Music" Nº12 Exclusive Remastered From Original Vinyl First Edition (Vintage LPs), Eartha Kitt narrates The Folk Tales Of The Tribes Of Africa, Monumental - Classic Artists - Eartha Kitt, A Lady Loves, Famous Ladies (Eartha Kitt - Lilac Wine), Melody Maker - Eartha Kitt, Love for Sale, Sweet And Gentle, Lullaby of Birdland (Mono Version) [feat. Henri René et son orchestre], Hello Germany, Eartha Kitt: Five Original Albums (Digital Version), Truly Eartha Kitt, In the Still Of The Night, The Classic Years Vol 2, Eartha Kitt 50 Hits, Vol. 1, Hit Wonder: Eartha Kitt, Vol. 4, Voice Masters: Lazy Afternoon, Mink Shmink, Mrs Patterson, Eartha Kitt at Her Best, Vol.1, Collector´s Item (My Heart Belongs to Daddy), Diva - Eartha Kitt, Eartha Kitt 50 Hits, Vol. 2, Eartha Kitt Live at Tivoli 1962, Looking for a Boy, Forever Eartha Kitt, C'Est Si Bon (Performed Live On The Ed Sullivan Show/1955), Eartha-Quake, 'Miss Kitt,' to You, The Essential Eartha Kitt, 50 Greatest Hits - Very Best Of, The Best of Eartha Kitt, Uska Dara, Autumn Leaves (les Feuilles Mortes), The Very Best of Eartha Kitt, Eartha Kitt Sings (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962), Je cherche un homme
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, NME Award for World Female Singer, NME Award for Favourite US Female Singer
Movies The Emperor's New Groove, Anna Lucasta, Holes, Kronk's New Groove, Boomerang, St. Louis Blues, Friday Foster, Harriet the Spy, Ernest Scared Stupid, Erik the Viking, And Then Came Love, The Mark of the Hawk, Synanon, New Faces, Up the Chastity Belt, Fatal Instinct, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, On the One, Ill-Gotten Gains, The Pink Chiquitas, To Kill a Cop, Escape from Cluster Prime, Serpent Warriors, Master Of Dragonard Hill, The Feast of All Saints, Anything But Love, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Living Doll, Dragonard, Butterflies in Heat, Once Upon a Halloween, Lieutenant Schuster's Wife, Ill Gotten Gains
TV Shows The Emperor's New School, I Spy, Batman, Brown Sugar


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#Fact
1 Holds two Daytime Emmy Award records. She is both the only performer to win the Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program award three times, as well as the only winner to win three consecutive awards.
2 Friends with Freda Payne, and Dick Gregory.
3 In 1953, she recorded with Henri Rene and his Orchestra the American version of the French song "C'est si bon" which was written in 1947 by Henri Betti (music) and André Hornez (lyrics). The English lyrics were written by Jerry Seelen in 1950 but Eartha Kitt sings the song in French. This version was used in New Faces (1954).
4 She was a staunch liberal Democrat.
5 Eartha Kitt passed away on December 25, 2008, a month away from what would have been her 82nd birthday on January 17, 2009.
6 Well-known for her recordings of "Santa Baby" in the 1950s and 1960s. She died on Christmas Day 2008 at her home in Weston, Connecticut.
7 She was awarded the 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Lady Day at the Emerson's Bar & Grill" at the Broadway Productions and New Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
8 Was nominated in 1996 for a Grammy Award in traditional pop vocal performance for her album "Back in Business".
9 Among her liaisons with wealthy men included Charles Revson, the Revlon cosmetics founder, and actor Orson Welles, who spotted her in a Paris nightclub and cast her in his Paris stage production of "Faust".
10 An aunt brought her to New York City where she attended the High School of Performing Arts, before dropping out to take on various menial jobs, including one in a factory.
11 Became fluent in French during her long years performing in Europe.
12 In 1968, she suffered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. It was reported that she made Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady at the time, cry when she bluntly told her, "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. They rebel in the street. They don't want to go to school because they're going to be snatched off from their mothers to be shot in Vietnam." However, the public reaction to Kitt's statements was even more extreme both for and against her statements. Professionally exiled from the United States, she devoted her energies to overseas performances for nearly a decade.
13 Replaced Chita Rivera for a time in the Broadway revival of the musical "Nine".
14 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
15 Her husband, William O. McDonald, was a real estate developer. They were married from 1960 to 1965. They had one daughter: Kitt McDonald.
16 Her name can be seen on a marquee in the infamously terrible Edward D. Wood Jr. cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).
17 Was inspired to go into show business after witnessing the wild applause that the audience gave José Ferrer after one of his stage performances as Cyrano de Bergerac in 1946.
18 Was nominated twice for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1978, as Best Actress (Musical) for "Timbuktu!"; and in 2000, as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "The Wild Party".
19 Was virtually exiled from the United States after making anti-war statements during a White House luncheon with Lady Bird Johnson in 1968. However, she was welcomed back to the White House by Jimmy Carter who took office in January 1977.
20 Ranked #89 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
21 Kitt's age was always a mystery, until 1998, when a group of students from her hometown in South Carolina unearthed her birth certificate. The document revealed that her true birthday is January 17, 1927.
22 Daughter: Kitt McDonald. Grandchildren: Justin and Rachel Shapiro.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragonard 1987 Naomi
Master of Dragonard Hill 1987 Naomi
The Pink Chiquitas 1987 Betty / Meteor (voice)
The Serpent Warriors 1985 Snake Priestess
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series Priestess Chata
A Night on the Town 1983 TV Movie
Butterflies in Heat 1979 Lola
To Kill a Cop 1978 TV Movie Paula
Police Woman 1978 TV Series Amelia
Friday Foster 1975 Madame Rena
The Protectors 1974 TV Series Carrie Blaine
Lieutenant Schuster's Wife 1972 TV Movie Lady
The Chastity Belt 1972 Scheherazade
Batman 1967-1968 TV Series The Catwoman
Mission: Impossible 1967 TV Series Tina Mara
I Spy 1965 TV Series Angel
Ben Casey 1965 TV Series Danielle Taylor
Synanon 1965 Betty Coleman
Uncle Tom's Cabin 1965 Singer (uncredited)
Burke's Law 1965 TV Series Honoria De Witt
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1962 TV Mini-Series Sally Carrington
Drei Männer spinnen 1962 TV Movie
Saint of Devil's Island 1961 Annette
Play of the Week 1961 TV Series
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series The Queen
Anna Lucasta 1958 Anna Lucasta
St. Louis Blues 1958 Gogo Germaine
The Mark of the Hawk 1957 Renee
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1956 TV Series Theodora 'Teddy' Hicks
Omnibus 1955 TV Series Salome
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series Guest Vocalist
You Are There 1953 TV Series Donna Marina
Parigi è sempre Parigi 1951 Cabaret Singer / Herself
Casbah 1948 Katherine Dunham Group Dancer (uncredited)
The Simpsons 2010 TV Series Eartha Kitt
Wonder Pets! 2009 TV Series Cool Cat
The Emperor's New School 2006-2008 TV Series Yzma
Behind the Director's Son's Cut 2007 Video short Freya
American Dad! 2007 TV Series Fortune Teller
And Then Came Love 2007 Mona
My Life as a Teenage Robot 2003-2007 TV Series Vexus
Kronk's New Groove 2005 Video Yzma (voice)
Preaching to the Choir 2005 Ms. Nettie
Escape from Cluster Prime 2005 TV Movie Vexus (voice)
Holes 2003 Madame Zeroni
Emperor's New Groove 2001 Video Game Yzma (voice)
Santa, Baby! 2001 TV Movie Emerald (voice)
Feast of All Saints 2001 TV Movie Lola Dede
The Emperor's New Groove 2000 Yzma (voice)
Welcome to New York 2000 TV Series June
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 2000 TV Series The Snow Queen
The Famous Jett Jackson 1999 TV Series Albertine Whethers
The Proteus Chronicles 1998 Doctor
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story 1998 Video Bagheera (voice)
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1998 Cult Leader
The Wild Thornberrys 1998 TV Series Lioness #1
Ill Gotten Gains 1997 The Wood (voice)
Harriet the Spy 1996 Agatha K. Plummer
The Nanny 1996 TV Series Eartha Kitt
Living Single 1995 TV Series Jacqueline Richards
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Mrs. Stubbs
The Magic School Bus 1995 TV Series Mrs. Franklin
Fatal Instinct 1993 First Trial Judge
Matrix 1993 TV Series Sister Rowena
Jack's Place 1993 TV Series Isabel Lang
Boomerang 1992 Lady Eloise
Ernest Scared Stupid 1991 Old Lady Hackmore
Living Doll 1990 Mrs. Swartz
Erik the Viking 1989 Freya

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016 performer: "C'est si bon"
I Saw the Light 2015 performer: "Santa Baby"
The Originals 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 performer: "C'est si bon"
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 performer: "C'est si bon"
Half of a Yellow Sun 2013 performer: "Santa Baby"
Le Week-End 2013 performer: "Apres Moi"
The Borrowers 2011 TV Movie performer: "Santa Baby"
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "Santa Baby"
So You Think You Can Dance 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Heart You Pare 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Misfits 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lie to Me 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Qwerty 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
An Evening with Eartha Kitt 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Ain't Misbehavin'", "La Vie en Rose", "Here's to Life"
13 heures le journal 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Da Lintsi -koodi 2007 TV Movie lyrics: "Uska Dara"
The Emperor's New School 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
P2 2007 performer: "Santa Baby"
My Name Is Earl 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kronk's New Groove 2005 Video performer: "Feel Like A Million"
Huips 2004 TV Movie performer: "Champagne Taste"
Miss Match 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Something's Gotta Give 2003 performer: "Je Cherche un Homme", "C'est si bon"
The O.C. 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elf 2003 performer: "Santa Baby" 1953
Friday After Next 2002 performer: "Santa Baby"
The Sweatbox 2002 Documentary performer: "Snuff Out the Lights" - uncredited
Wie die Karnickel 2002 performer: "I Love Men"
Laurel Canyon 2002 performer: "C'est si bon"
Mein Bruder, der Vampir 2001 performer: "I Want To Be Evil"
The Sopranos 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special performer: "When It Ends", "Wild"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Thank God He Met Lizzie 1997 performer: "Santa Baby"
Rites of Winter 1996 performer: "Santa Baby"
The Nanny 1996 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Harriet the Spy 1996 performer: "Uska Dara"
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 performer: "Je Cherche Un Homme I Wan't A Man"
Mixed Nuts 1994 performer: "Santa Baby"
A Man of No Importance 1994 performer: "Let's Do It Let's Fall In Love"
Jools Holland's Happening 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Driving Miss Daisy 1989 performer: "SANTA BABY" 1953
The Pink Chiquitas 1987 performer: "The Boy from Ipenema", "Uska Dara- A Turkish Tale", "She's Hot'
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Chastity Belt 1972 performer: "A Knight For My Nights"
I Spy 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers 1962 TV Special performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
The Voice of Firestone 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
St. Louis Blues 1958 performer: "Yellow Dog Blues", "Careless Love", "Friendless Blues", "Chantez Les Bas", "Saint Louis Blues"
The Mark of the Hawk 1957 performer: "This Man Is Mine"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1955 TV Series performer - 1 episode
New Faces 1954 performer: "C'est si bon" uncredited, "Love Is a Simple Thing", "Santa Baby", "Uska Dara", "Bal Petit Bal", "Monotonous"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Dudes 2017 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Oz 2001 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Hamlet 2000 special thanks
Unzipped 1995 Documentary very special thanks
Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido 1985 TV Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Evening with Eartha Kitt 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Breakfast 2008 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2007 TV Series Herself
American Masters 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Herself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2005 TV Special Herself
The Many Faces of Catwoman 2005 Video documentary short Herself - Host and Narrator
Biography 1998-2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Anything But Love 2002 Herself
The Sweatbox 2002 Documentary Herself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' 2002 Documentary Herself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Oz 2001 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2000 TV Series Herself
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Charlie Rose 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 TV Series documentary Catwoman
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Ageless Heroes 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Viva Variety 1997 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Herself
27th NAACP Image Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
Jeopardy! 1996 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Nanny 1996 TV Series Herself
Lauren Hutton and... 1996 TV Series Herself
James Dean and Me 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Unzipped 1995 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Christmas Ball 1993 TV Special Herself
Reading Rainbow 1993 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Herself
Maury 1992 TV Series Herself
Showtime at the Apollo 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest Host
Jools Holland's Happening 1991 TV Series Herself
Desperately Seeking Roger 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
A Tribute to Terry Thomas 1990 TV Movie Herself
The Marsha Warfield Show 1990 TV Series Herself
The Geraldo Rivera Show 1990 TV Series Herself
Forty Minutes 1990 TV Series documentary Herself
The Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself
Wogan 1989 TV Series Herself
P.O.V. 1989 TV Series documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Herself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987 TV Series Herself
Royal Variety Performance 1987 1987 TV Movie Herself
Fame, Fortune and Romance 1986 TV Series Herself
Entre amigos 1986 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
C'est encore mieux l'après-midi 1986 TV Series Herself
Brown Sugar 1986 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Ladybirds 1984 TV Series Herself
Musikladen 1983 TV Series
La nuit des Césars 1983 TV Series documentary Herself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1982 TV Series Herself
All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story 1982 Documentary Herself
WWF Club 1980 TV Series Herself (Guest)
Everyday 1979 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1964-1979 TV Series Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Actress / Vocalist / ...
The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards 1978 TV Special Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1973-1978 TV Series Herself / Herself - Singer
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical
Parkinson 1973-1978 TV Series Herself
Over Easy 1977-1978 TV Series Herself
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1977 TV Series Herself
The Good Old Days 1972-1976 TV Series Herself - Performer
Stars on Sunday 1970-1975 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1973 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Russell Harty Plus 1972 TV Series Herself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Herself
Glamour... 1970 TV Series Herself
Eartha Kitt Sings 1970 TV Series Herself - Host
Münchner Bilderbogen 1970 TV Series documentary Herself
Vergißmeinnicht 1970 TV Series documentary Herself - Musician
Frost on Sunday 1968-1970 TV Series Herself
The Barbara McNair Show 1970 TV Series Herself
Letters to Laugh-In 1969 TV Series Herself
Della 1969 TV Series Herself
Romeo und Julia 70 1969 TV Mini-Series Herself
The Other Americans 1969 TV Movie documentary Herself
International Cabaret 1968 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1966-1968 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Pat Boone Show 1968 TV Series Herself
P.D.Q. 1967 TV Series Herself
All About People 1967 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
The Celebrity Game 1964-1965 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Herself / Herself - Celebrity Panelist
Blackpool Night Out 1965 TV Series Herself
The Eartha Kitt Show 1965 TV Movie Herself - Host
Juke Box Jury 1962-1965 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1957-1965 TV Series Herself / Herself - Top of the Bill
Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life 1965 TV Series Herself
That Regis Philbin Show 1964-1965 TV Series Herself - Guest Co-Host / Herself / Herself - Co-Host
On Stage 1964 TV Series Herself - Singer
On Broadway Tonight 1964 TV Series Herself
The Object Is 1964 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
The Ed Sullivan Show 1952-1963 TV Series Herself / Herself - Singer / Singer
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1962 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Herself
The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers 1962 TV Special Herself - Singer
What's My Line? 1954-1961 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest / Herself
The Mike Wallace Interview 1960 TV Series Herself
The Juke Box Jury 1959 TV Series Herself
The Ben Hecht Show 1959 TV Series Herself - Singer / Actress
The Voice of Firestone 1958 TV Series Herself
The Big Record 1958 TV Series Herself
The Nat King Cole Show 1957 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Arthur Murray Party 1957 TV Series Herself
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z 1957 TV Series Herself
Film Fanfare 1956 TV Series Herself
Person to Person 1954 TV Series documentary Herself
The Morning Show 1954 TV Series Herself
Your Show of Shows 1954 TV Series Herself - Guest Perfomrer
New Faces 1954 Herself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1954 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Red Buttons Show 1953 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark 2014 Documentary Herself
Glasgow: Big Night Out 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Frollo Show 2012-2013 TV Series Yzma
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2010 TV Series documentary Old Lady Hackmore
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Memorial Tribute
13 heures le journal 2008 TV Series Herself
TV's Funniest Music Moments 2008 TV Movie Herself
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Carmen and Geoffrey 2005 Documentary Herself
It's Black Entertainment 2002 TV Special documentary Herself
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Real Las Vegas 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Heroes of Comedy 1995 TV Series documentary
Victor Borges Tivoli 150 år 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
¡Qué noche la de aquel año! 1987 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1962 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Wonder Pets! (2006)
2008 Annie Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production The Emperor's New School (2006)
2008 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program The Emperor's New School (2006)
2007 Annie Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production The Emperor's New School (2006)
2007 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program The Emperor's New School (2006)
2001 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On February 8, 1960. At 6656 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Supporting Actress The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Living Single (1993)
1966 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama I Spy (1965)


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#Quote
1 If someone would even suggest such a vulgar thing as a goodbye-themed event for me, I would pretend I didn't hear it. Goodbye to what? My whole life?
2 [on Orson Welles] Orson spent most of his money on women. That's why he didn't have the money to make films.
3 A man has always wanted to lay me down but he never wanted to pick me up.
4 [in an Essence magazine interview regarding her anti-war statements to Lady Bird Johnson and her subsequent loss of work because of them] The thing that hurts, that became anger, was when I realized that if you tell the truth -- in a country that says you're entitled to tell the truth -- you get your face slapped and you get put out of work.
5 I'm an orphan. But the public has adopted me and that has been my only family. The biggest family in the world is my fans.
6 I don't carry myself as a black person but as a woman that belongs to everybody. After all, it's the general public that made me - not any one particular group. So I don't think of myself as belonging to any particular group and never have.
7 [on her friendship with James Dean] Jamie and I were like brother and sister. He told me, in fact, he thought of me as a sister. Our relationship was strictly platonic and spiritual.
8 [at the White House in 1968] I am a mother and I know the feeling of having a baby come out of my gut. I have a baby and then you send him off to war. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.
9 I have a great need for affection from an audience. I don't know whether this is because I had such a tough life when I was a child.
10 I am the original Material Girl.

#Trademark
1 Natural black hair
2 High-pitched voice

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