Eartha Kitt

1927 - 2008

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Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith; January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, comedienne, dancer, and activist known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" and the Christmas novelty song "Santa Baby", both of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world".Kitt began her career in 1942 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to Be Evil". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eartha Kitt has received more than 6,637,024 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Eartha Kitt is the 264th most popular singer (up from 289th in 2019), the 1,728th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,743rd in 2019) and the 85th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Eartha Kitt ranks 264 out of 3,541Before her are Connie Francis, Psy, John Lydon, Barbara, Anthony Kiedis, and Giuseppina Strepponi. After her are Franzl Lang, C. C. Catch, Zucchero Fornaciari, Christa Ludwig, Jussi Björling, and Cass Elliot.

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Among people born in 1927, Eartha Kitt ranks 88Before her are Megumu Tamura, Marvin Minsky, Ram Narayan, Alan MacDiarmid, Günter Guillaume, and Jean-Claude Pascal. After her are Gabdulkhay Akhatov, Thomas Luckmann, Hamed Karoui, Pierre Alechinsky, Allan Kaprow, and Eduardo Martínez Somalo. Among people deceased in 2008, Eartha Kitt ranks 62Before her are Hugo Claus, Bo Diddley, Jean-Marie Balestre, Janez Drnovšek, Isaac Hayes, and Joshua Lederberg. After her are Thomas Huckle Weller, Henri Cartan, Dora Ratjen, Donald E. Westlake, Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, and Marcial Maciel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eartha Kitt ranks 1,728 out of 15,968Before her are George Hamilton (1939), Angie Dickinson (1931), Sarah Wayne Callies (1977), Jim Rogers (1942), Mary Parker Follett (1868), and Jerome Robbins (1918). After her are Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), Alan Bean (1932), Wes Studi (1947), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), LeBron James (1984), and Tom Skerritt (1933).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Eartha Kitt ranks 85Before her are Lil Wayne (1982), Joey Ramone (1951), Gene Vincent (1935), Phil Ochs (1940), Connie Francis (1938), and Anthony Kiedis (1962). After her are Cass Elliot (1941), Hank Williams (1923), DJ Khaled (1975), Kanye West (1977), Christina Aguilera (1980), and Selena Gomez (1992).