- Name: Josephine Baker
- Born: 06/03/1906
- Died: 04/12/1975 (68 years old)
- Occupation: Vedette, singer, civil rights activist, French Resistance agent
Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics, directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.
Birth Name: Freda Josephine McDonald
Alias: Freda Josephine McDonald
Genre: Cabaret, music hall, French pop, French jazz
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Death Place: Paris, France
Josephine Baker quotes :
Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.Josephine Baker