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Josephine Baker (I) (1906–1975)


Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, in 1906 to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels and dimes. Later she became a chorus girl on the St. Louis stage. At age 15 she married ... See full bio »

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(age 68) in Paris, France

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 2014 Suite Française (performer: "De Temps en Temps")
 2011 Midnight in Paris (performer: "La Conga Blicoti" - as Joséphine Baker)
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy (performer: "Si Je'tais blanche")
 2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (performer: "J'ai deux amours")
 2006 A Good Year (performer: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze")
 2006 Les enfants du pays (performer: "La Conga Blicoti")
 2002 Frida (performer: "C'est lui" (1934))
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret (performer: "Sans Amour")
 1997 Same Old Song (performer: "J'ai deux amours")
 1988 The Moderns (performer: "Love Is a Dreamer" (1929))
 1985 Grand Illusion (performer: "Sony Boy")
 1968 Le palmarès des chansons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Joséphine Baker (1968) ... (performer: "Paris mes amours", "Avec")
 1966 Deutsche Schlagerfestspiele 1966 (TV Movie) (performer: "Avec")
 1952 Ikiru (performer: "J'ai deux amours" - uncredited)
 1945 The French Way (performer: "MON COEUR EST UN OISEAU DES ILES", "NON, NINA")
 1935 Princesse Tam-Tam (performer: "Rêves", "Sous Le Ciel d'Afrique")
 1934 Zouzou (performer: "Haiti", "Pour Moi Il n'y a q'un Homme a Paris" (For me there's only one man in Paris))
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Isle in the West Indies" dancer / "Maharanee" performer) in "Ziegfeld Follies of 1936" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Based on material by David Freeman. Musical Direction by John McManus. Music orchestrated by Conrad Salinger, Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Scenic ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joséphine Baker

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

The Dutchman Henk van der Meyden composed and wrote a musical about her life called "Josephine", which had its premiere in 1991 at Luxor Theater, Rotterdam. Cheryl Howard played the role of Josephine. The musical contained five of her original, as well as new material. See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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