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.

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.

Now you know where I got my love of dance from! Groovin' with my mom ‪#‎EarthaKitt‬. ‪#‎MothersAndDaughters

Now you know where I got my love of dance from! Groovin' with my mom ‪#‎EarthaKitt‬. ‪#‎MothersAndDaughters

Eartha Kitt and daughter Kitt McDonald photographed for Ebony magazine by Moneta Sleet, 1962. Miss Kitt made her priorities very clear during the interview: "My baby travels with me."

Kitt Shapiro Remembers Her Mom, Eartha Kitt, on Mother's Day... And Everyday

Eartha Kitt and daughter Kitt McDonald photographed for Ebony magazine by Moneta Sleet, 1962. Miss Kitt made her priorities very clear during the interview: "My baby travels with me."

Kitt Shapiro Remembers Her Mom, Eartha Kitt, on Mother's Day... And Everyday

Kitt Shapiro Remembers Her Mom, Eartha Kitt, on Mother's Day... And Everyday

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. And, in some ways, I guess I did...

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