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Person Name Baker, Josephine
Alternate Names McDonald, Freda Josephine (Birth name) ,
(Stage name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity African-American
Country(ies) of Residence France, United States
Birth Date June 3, 1906
Death Date April 12, 1975
Dates Active 1922 - 1975
Performing Art Group Affiliations Folies-Bergère
Institutional Affiliations Folies-Bergère (Paris)
Reference(s) Baker, Josephine
Notes Singer, dancer, and actress Josephine Baker started her stage career as a teenager touring the US with all-black performance troupes, and in New York nightclubs, before moving to Paris in the mid 1920s. She found success in Paris, appearing at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in La Revue nègre, and later starring at the Folies-Bergère. She was associated with the Jazz Age, and was well-known for her energetic dances, wearing outrageous costumes. Later, she was a spy for the French Resistance during WWII, as well as a civil rights worker. Genre specialization: Modern dance. SFPALM

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