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 »

Died:

(age 68) in Paris, France

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 1973 Journey of the Hyena
Joséphine Baker (voice, as Joséphine Baker)
 1954 An jedem Finger zehn
Josephine Baker
 1940 Moulin Rouge
Princess Tam-Tam
 1940 The French Way
Zazu Clairon
 1935 Princesse Tam-Tam
Alwina
 1934 Zouzou
Zouzou (as Joséphine Baker)
 1927 Siren of the Tropics
Papitou
 1927 La revue des revues
Josephine Baker
 1924 A Son of Satan
Chorus (unconfirmed)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Chocolate Dandies" 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)

Spouse:

Jo Bouillon  (divorced)  (12 children) | See more »

Children:

Akio Bouillon | See more »
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Trivia:

According to Jacqueline Stewart hosting for Turner Classic Movies, Josephine Baker was buried in France with a 21 gun salute. This made her the first American woman to be buried in France with military honors. See more »

Trademark:

Seductive dancing See more »

Nickname:

Black Venus See more »

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