Eartha Kitt Daughter: On Christmas Day 2008, at age 81 Eartha Kitt, a colon cancer television, movie, music, and stage star, died of colon cancer. Her daughter Kitt Shapiro now launches a new Simply Eartha brand of lifestyle. “My mom used to tell people, “I am Eartha, she’s Kitt,” she says on her website, 51, and she’s an offshoot of EarthaKitt.com as if I was just missing the play. “I think in some respects I did.” Eartha married Bill McDonald, an immovable developer, from 1960 to 1965 and had Kitt for that period.
Eartha’s mother, Kitt explains “She died when she was a child. She had no idea who her father was and had lost touch with all of her relatives, so I was truly her only kin. And she clung to me with an unwavering, deeply felt affection.
” Shapiro now wants to share a piece of her mother with the general public. The launch will begin with home-décor pieces that incorporate her mother’s photos, writings, and wisdom, which she hopes to expand on in the future “will continue to inspire her old and new fans. Might they have the same effect on your heart as they do on mine.”