Eartha Kitt’s life was scarred by failure to learn the identity of her white father, says daughter | Music | The Observer

Much of Kitt\’s background remained shrouded in mystery, with the performer convinced that her date of birth was 26 January 1926. Born in the tiny hamlet of St Matthew\’s, South Carolina, Kitt\’s mother, Annie Mae Keitt, abandoned her daughter at an early age when she found a new man with little time for the light-skinned Eartha.

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