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Eartha & Kitt

By: Kitt Shapiro,Patricia Weiss Levy
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
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In this unique combination of African American music and cultural history, we come to know one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen - Eartha Kitt - as revealed by the person who knew her best, her daughter. 

Eartha, who was a mix of Black, Cherokee, and White, identified as Black, but Kitt, her biological daughter by a White man, is blonde and pale. This is the story of a little White girl raised by her natural mother, who was the biggest Black celebrity in the world. For three decades before Kitt married, they traveled the world together, mother and daughter. 

Eartha came from a hard background (she was born on a cotton plantation) and did not have her own familial ties to lean on - she and Kitt were each other’s whole world. 

Eartha’s legacy is still felt today: We still listen to “Santa Baby” every Christmas, she starred as Helen of Troy opposite Orson Welles in Dr. Faustus, and she stole the show as Yzma in The Emperor's New Groove. Lupita Nyong'o was recently asked to name the two people she admired most. She chose Eartha Kitt and Katherine Hepburn. 

In this audiobook, Eartha Kitt comes to life so vividly you’ll feel as if you'd met her. Filled with love and poignant laughter, Eartha & Kitt captures the passion and energy of two remarkable women.

©2021 Kitt Shapiro (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Such an incredible story

I came into this book being a lover of autobiography’s and not knowing much about Eartha Kitt but chapters in I became hooked right away! The stories, life lessons, and even the narrators voice keeps you intrigued the entire time.
Nothing but great things to say about this read!

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Here's to life!

As a life-long fan of the incomparable Ms Kitt, this story was so incredibly touching in its honesty and love!!!

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A Star With True Shine!

A story of a life; what life in this story! I am truly moved by not only Eartha, but all that lives on in her only child, Kitt. She was a soul authentic; a genuine without compare. "Don't panic;" she would approve, Kitt!!! 🎥⏳⌛😇

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Love this!

This was such a beautiful story. Listening to Kitt’s smooth sultry voice was icing on the cake. This story was so relatable for me. My mom was born in the south and I was raised in CA. Thank you Kitt for sharing an important part of your life with me.

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Excellent and very entertaining listen!

I enjoyed every minute of this book. Now I want to do more research and watch documents and clips about Eartha Kitt. Growing up, I found her fascinating and striking and only within the last few years I discovered she had a daughter, Kitt. This book is such a well written tribute of a beautiful relationship between a mother and daughter. I just love it!

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Nkredible Love Story❤️

Loved the Life and Love Ms. Kitt had for the phenomenal Eartha Kitt. The narrator was Wonderful. The most memorable was every part of this story. I grew up in the South and it's pain and cruelty that builds one character. God knows it take the strong and Ms. Eartha was the strong! Being apart of mixed race grandparents, here the stories and catch the pain of our ancestors in South Carolina people. I also loved the Ms. Kitt did grow to understand her purpose for being in this amazing journey with her mother -EARTHA MAE! Thanks for sharing
Gina Toni 🦋

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A beautiful tribute.

This book was captivating throughout. I truly enjoyed it. What a special kind of love they shared.

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So real and relatable thank-you, Kitt!

I liked everything about this work of art. Except how awful Eartha was treated as a child. I would recommend to my daughter and my sister in law who took care of her mom for 15 years till she passed at almost 96.

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Well Done

Beautiful narrative voice of dtr. Stuck to the subject of ‘mother’ more than herself. Fascinating life story- for both mom/dtr.

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Beautiful story

A beautiful story between mother and daughter, the closeness remains me of me and my mother, thank you for this gift. I Truely enjoyed it.

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My heart

such a beautiful tribute truly heartwarming. from such struggle but an example to all