Black History Month: Top African American Television Characters (Part Two!)

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  • Marla Gibbs, The Jeffersons
  • Harold Perrineau, Oz
  • Eartha Kitt, Batman
  • Audra McDonald, Private Pracctice
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner, The Cosby Show
  • Kim Fields, Living Single
  • Brandy, Moesha
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game
  • Tichina Arnold, Martin

Eartha Kitt as Catwoman

Two other actresses also had the role of Batman's Catwoman but none was more memorable than Eartha Kitt. The singer, actress and dancer purr-fected the role by bringing sexuality, wit, feline playfulness and soul to a superhero villian that hasn't been seen since.

(Photo: ABC)

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