|Nom de la Personne
McDonald, Freda Josephine
([Nom de naissance] Birth name) ,
([Nom de scène] Stage name)
|Pays de Résidence
||France, United States
|Date de Naissance
||[ Juin 3, 1906] June 3, 1906
|Date de Mort
||[ Avril 12, 1975] April 12, 1975
||[1922 - 1975] 1922 - 1975
|Liens des Groupes des Arts du Spectacle
||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.