vintagegal: “Because my mother and I looked so different physically – I inherited my father’s German-Irish skin and blonde hair – when we were in public, people would try to figure out who and what we were to each other. My mother would have named me Kitt whether I was a boy or a girl, and often introduced us to people, saying, “I’m Eartha and she’s Kitt,” as if I completed her.“ Kitt McDonald
Eartha Kitt never learnt who her European Descent Father was. The south carolina courts even in 1998 when she was 71 would only let her see her birth certificate with the father's name crossed out in black ink. Pictured, Eartha Kitt's daughter Kitt McDonald' daughter Rachel Nora Shapiro.