||[ジョセフィン・ベイカー] Baker, Josephine
McDonald, Freda Josephine
(Birth name) ,
([芸名] Stage name)
||France, United States
||[六月 3, 1906] June 3, 1906
||[四月 12, 1975] April 12, 1975
||[1922 - 1975] 1922 - 1975
||[フォーリス・バージェア （パリ）] Folies-Bergère (Paris)
||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.