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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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Am. (2020) ... (performer: "Bésame mucho", "Piel canela")
 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")
 2018 Mrs Mills (performer: "J'ai Deux Amours")
 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 j'Étais 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)
 2008 Female Agents (performer: "Paris Chéri")
 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")
 1988 The Moderns (performer: "Love Is a Dreamer" (1929))
 1985 Grand Illusion (performer: "Sony Boy")
 1980 Ces chers disparus (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Joséphine Baker, 2ème partie (1980) ... (performer: "Paris mes Amours")
 1980 Forbidden Zone (performer: "La Petite Tonkinoise")
 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", "Sing Halleluya" (medley), "Blue Moon" (medley))
 1966 Deutsche Schlagerfestspiele 1966 (TV Special) (performer: "Avec" - uncredited)
 1954 An jedem Finger zehn (performer: "C'est ça le vrai bonheur" - 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: "Haïti", "C'est Lui")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Shuffle Along" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Joséphine Baker

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

In 1995, had a song written about her by the band Fossil titled "Josephine Baker". See more »

Trademark:

Seductive dancing See more »

Nickname:

Tumpie See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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