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Josephine Baker with Elephant Model, 1925 McMahan Photo Archive Fine Art Print Poster

Josephine Baker (6-3-06 to 4-12-75) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

Josephine Baker, '20s

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

Josephine Baker. Black Woman! She was born in St. Louis, but due to the fact that black performers were still payed less than their white contemporaries, and met with much discrimination, she went to Paris where racial tension wasn't near what it was here in the States.  She quickly became a super star and at one point in time was the highest paid female in Europe.  It would have been so amazing to see her live. The footage I have seen of her dancing and singing gives me chills.

Josephine BJosephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess".

{Josephine Baker}There came a very big book about Dior a few years ago, and that big Dior event at the Metropolitan - Princess Diana was there -- and I went to [the] Dior [people] and I said, 'You don't even have a dress of Josephine's, you don't even have a picture. You should be ashamed.' They told me that there had been a flood in the basement of the building and they had lost all of the materials.  So no one remembers now that Josephine was the one to revive French haute couture after…

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Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born Afro-French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus," the "Black

Josephine Baker

American born dancer and singer Josephine Baker arrives with her husband, orchestra leader Jo Bouillon in Buenos Aires. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images).

Josephine Baker...my goodness this woman was gorgeous! Black is beautiful : )

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born Afro-French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus," the "Black

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