Eartha Kitt

1927 - 2008

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Eartha Mae Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith; January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer and actress known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" and the Christmas novelty song "Santa Baby". Kitt began her career in 1942 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, Kitt had six US Top 30 entries, including "Uska Dara" (1953) and "I Want to Be Evil" (1953). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eartha Kitt has received more than 9,880,156 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 75 in 2019). Eartha Kitt is the 347th most popular singer (down from 286th in 2019), the 1,995th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,849th in 2019) and the 109th most popular American Singer.

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  • 9.9M

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  • 73

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  • 1.93

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  • 7.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Eartha Kitt ranks 347 out of 4,381Before her are Joe Lynn Turner, Gene Vincent, Billy Preston, Galina Vishnevskaya, Omara Portuondo, and Liz Mitchell. After her are Nina Matviienko, Rubén Blades, Solomon Burke, Pinetop Perkins, Kemal Monteno, and Susan Boyle.

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Among people born in 1927, Eartha Kitt ranks 97Before her are Robert Shaw, Odvar Nordli, Ram Narayan, Dana Elcar, Dick Bruna, and Eldar Ryazanov. After her are Vernon L. Smith, Jorge Batlle, Hans Schäfer, Martin Walser, Nguyễn Khánh, and Yitzhak Hofi. Among people deceased in 2008, Eartha Kitt ranks 71Before her are Mauricio Kagel, Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Henry Molaison, and Jean-Marie Balestre. After her are Mate Parlov, Bettie Page, Anthony Minghella, Don S. Davis, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, and Bernardin Gantin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eartha Kitt ranks 1,995 out of 20,380Before her are Andie MacDowell (1958), Randy Schekman (1948), Candice Bergen (1946), Frank Borzage (1894), Samuel Adams (1722), and Hubert Humphrey (1911). After her are Hayden White (1928), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Abner Doubleday (1819), Margaret Sanger (1879), William H. Seward (1801), and James Heckman (1944).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Eartha Kitt ranks 109Before her are Connie Francis (1938), Eric Adams (1952), Christina Aguilera (1980), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Gene Vincent (1935), and Billy Preston (1946). After her are Solomon Burke (1936), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Toby Keith (1961), Steve Perry (1949), and Ricky Nelson (1940).