Singer, actress, and cabaret star who recorded hits like "C'est Si Bon" and "Santa Baby." She won three Emmy Awards, including a posthumous one for Wonder Pets.
She was shunned by her mother's boyfriend because of her pale complexion. She was with the Katherine Dunham Company for five years.
She replaced Julie Newmar as Catwoman on television.
She married William O. McDonald on June 6, 1960 and they divorced on March 26, 1964.
Orson Welles admired Kitt's artistic achievements and style.