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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 »

Died:

(age 68) in Paris, France

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 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")
 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 in "Chocolate Dandies" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Joséphine Baker

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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In 1928, her husband/manager 'Count' Pepito di Abatino dueled Andrew Czolovodi, a Hungarian cavalry officer, over Josephine in St. Stephen's cemetery in Budapest. The duel lasted only 10 minutes, ending when di Abatino was scratched by Czolovodi's blade. See more »

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Black Venus See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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