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.
** FILE ** This Dec. 13, 1977 file photo shows Eartha Kitt with her daughter Kitt McDonald. Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, died Thursday Dec. 25, 2008 of colon cancer. She was 81. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez, File)