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Nom de la Personne Baker, Josephine
Autre Noms McDonald, Freda Josephine ([Nom de naissance] Birth name) ,
([Nom de scène] Stage name)
Sexe [femelle] Female
Identité Culturelle African-American
Pays de Résidence France, United States
Date de Naissance [ Juin 3, 1906] June 3, 1906
Date de Mort [ Avril 12, 1975] April 12, 1975
Dates Actif [1922 - 1975] 1922 - 1975
Liens des Groupes des Arts du Spectacle Folies-Bergère
Liens Institutionnels Folies-Bergère (Paris)
Source(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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