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Eartha Kitt

1927 - 2008

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Eartha 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, she had six US Top 30 entries, 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 7,884,267 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Eartha Kitt is the 287th most popular singer (down from 264th in 2019), the 1,850th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,727th in 2019) and the 90th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Eartha Kitt ranks 287 out of 3,528Before her are R. Kelly, Serge Reggiani, Fancy, Bülent Ersoy, Rita Pavone, and Viktor Tsoi. After her are Bill Withers, Wolf Biermann, Solomon Burke, Glenn Hughes, Albert Hammond, and Gene Vincent.

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Among people born in 1927, Eartha Kitt ranks 86Before her are Enzo Bearzot, Dana Elcar, Jupp Derwall, Megumu Tamura, Thomas Luckmann, and Gabdulkhay Akhatov. After her are Alan MacDiarmid, Claude Gensac, Lee Grant, Ram Narayan, Pierre Alechinsky, and Günter Guillaume. Among people deceased in 2008, Eartha Kitt ranks 59Before her are Janez Drnovšek, Dorothy Vaughan, Youssef Chahine, Henri Cartan, Isaac Hayes, and Mauricio Kagel. After her are Paul Scofield, Chiara Lubich, Hugo Claus, Marcial Maciel, Jean-Marie Balestre, and Muslim Magomayev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eartha Kitt ranks 1,850 out of 18,182Before her are Henry Hathaway (1898), Rick Riordan (1964), Theda Bara (1885), Leo McCarey (1898), Albert King (1923), and Scott McKenzie (1939). After her are Bill Withers (1938), Edward James Olmos (1947), Philip José Farmer (1918), Kalākaua (1836), Ry Cooder (1947), and Solomon Burke (1936).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Eartha Kitt ranks 90Before her are Mahalia Jackson (1911), Cab Calloway (1907), Axl Rose (1962), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Stevie Nicks (1948), and R. Kelly (1967). After her are Bill Withers (1938), Solomon Burke (1936), Gene Vincent (1935), Dusty Hill (1949), George Strait (1952), and DJ Khaled (1975).