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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 »


(age 68) in Paris, France

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Zouzou Zouzou
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 2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lonely Heart (2016) ... (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours")
 2016 The Originals (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (2016) ... (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours" - uncredited)
 2014 Suite Française (performer: "De Temps en Temps")
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Spooky Action at a Distance (2014) ... (performer: "C'est Lui" - uncredited)
 2011 Midnight in Paris (performer: "La Conga Blicoti")
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy (performer: "Si Je'tais blanche")
 2010 Beginners (performer: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze")
 2010 Les aventures extraordinaires d'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 Suuri illusioni (performer: "Sony Boy")
 1980 Forbidden Zone (performer: "La Petite Tonkinoise")
 1974 The Royal Variety Performance 1974 (TV Special) (performer: "Avec", "La Vie en Rose", "Sourire à la Vie", "Darling, je vous Aime Beaucoup" - uncredited)
 1968 Discorama (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 May 1968 (1968) ... (performer: "Demain", "Paris mes Amours")
 1968 Le palmarès des chansons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Joséphine Baker (1968) ... (performer: "Paris mes Amours", "Avec", "J'ai Deux Amours", "La Petite Tonkinoise", "You are my Lucky Star", "Quand je Pense à ça")
 1966 Deutsche Schlagerfestspiele 1966 (TV Movie) (performer: "Avec" - uncredited)
 1952 Ikiru (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours")
 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", "C'est lui" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "La Revue Negre", Follies Bergere, Paris, France. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joséphine Baker


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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In 1951, the Stork Club in New York City refused to serve her because she was black. This led to a confrontation with columnist Walter Winchell. Later, during the McCarthy "Red Scare" period in the early 1950s, she was falsely accused of being a Communist sympathizer, and the FBI started a file on her. See more »


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