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 »


(age 68) in Paris, France

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Zouzou Zouzou
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 1954 An jedem Finger zehn
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 1945 The French Way
Zazu Clairon
 1940 Moulin Rouge
Princess Tam-Tam
 1935 Princesse Tam-Tam
 1934 Zouzou
Zouzou (as Joséphine Baker)
 1927 Siren of the Tropics
 1927 La revue des revues
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 1924 A Son of Satan
Chorus (unconfirmed)
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"Paris mes Amours" (revue) at the Olympia in Paris. Music by Henri Betti, Bruno Coquatrix, Hubert Ithier, Domenico Modugno and Marguerite Monnot. Lyrics by André Hornez, Jacques Larue and André Salvet. Performed by Josephine Baker. See more »

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

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Joséphine Baker


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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She adopted 12 children, partly because she couldn't have any of her own and partly because she believed in equality for all, no matter what nationality, religion or race they were of. They were called "the Rainbow Children" and their names were: Aiko (Korea), Luis (Colombia), Janot (Japan), Jari (Finland), Jean-Claude (Canada), Moses (French), Marianne (France), Noel (France), Brahim (Arab), ... See more »


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