Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) 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 was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the ... more »
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''OUR WORLD IS TOPPLING. AFFECTIONATELY YOURS.''Josephine Baker (1906-1975), French dancer and singer; born in America. Josephine, ch. 16 (1977). In a telegram to her husband, Jo Bouillon, upon ...