Kitt began her career as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company and made her film debut with them in Casbah (1948). A talented singer with a distinctive voice, her hits include "Let's Do It", "Champagne Taste", "C'est si bon", "Just an Old Fashioned Girl", "Monotonous", "Je cherche un homme", "Love for Sale", "I'd Rather Be Burned as a Witch", "Uska Dara", "Mink, Schmink", "Under the Bridges of Paris", and her most recognizable hit, "Santa Baby", which was released in 1953. Kitt's unique style was enhanced as she became fluent in the French language during her years performing in Europe. Her English-speaking performances always seemed to be enriched by a soft French feel. She had some skill in other languages too, which she demonstrates with finesse in many of the live recordings of her cabaret performances.
Awards and nominationswiki
1960 Hollywood Walk of Fame – 6656 Hollywood Boulevard.
2001 Annie Award for Best Voice Acting by a Female Performer in a Featured Film – The Emperor's New Groove
2007 Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production – The Emperor's New School
2007 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program – The Emperor's New School
2008 Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production – The Emperor's New School
2008 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program – The Emperor's New School
1966 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama – I Spy
1978 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical – Timbuktu!
1996 Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Living Single
2000 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical – The Wild Party
2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – The Wild Party