Josephine Baker (I) (1906–1975)


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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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Zouzou Zouzou
(1934)
(1935)
Beginners Soundtrack
(2010)
(1927)

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 2018 Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours", "Si j'Étais Blanche", "Quand je Pense à ça")
 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 L'ombre d'un doute (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Les artistes sous l'occupation (2014) ... (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours", "Paris-Paname")
 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 L'Occupation sans relâche - Les artistes pendant la guerre (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours")
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy (performer: "Si Je'tais blanche")
 2010 Beginners (performer: "Breezin' Along with the Breeze")
 2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours")
 2009 Legends (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Josephine Baker: The First Black Superstar (2009) ... (performer: "Avec" - uncredited)
 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")
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (performer: "Suppose!")
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret (performer: "Sans Amour")
 1997 Same Old Song (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours")
 1994 Montand (Documentary) (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours")
 1988 The Moderns (performer: "Love Is a Dreamer" (1929))
 1985 Grand Illusion (performer: "Sony Boy")
 1982 Forbidden Zone (performer: "La Petite Tonkinoise")
 1980 Ces chers disparus (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Joséphine Baker, 2ème partie (1980) ... (performer: "Paris mes Amours")
 1976 Le journal de 13 heures (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 July 1976 (1976) ... (performer: "Paris mes Amours", "J'ai Deux Amours" - uncredited)
 1975 Système 2 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Il y a dix ans le palmarès (1975) ... (performer: "Paris mes Amours")
 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: "Avec", "La Petite Tonkinoise", "J'ai Deux Amours", "Quand je Pense à ça", "Paris mes Amours", "You are my Lucky Star")
 1966 Deutsche Schlagerfestspiele 1966 (TV Special) (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 (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 | 8 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Joséphine Baker

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Pablo Picasso said of her: "Tall, coffee skin, ebony eyes, legs of paradise, a smile to end all smiles.". See more »

Trademark:

Seductive dancing See more »

Nickname:

Black Venus See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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