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Josephine Baker
  • 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

Source: Wikipedia

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