Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was born in 1906 in a poor family from Missouri and started her career as an itinerant vaudeville artist. She moved to Paris in 1925 and her first appearance in La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, wearing only a string of artificial bananas, was an instant hit.  She later became the star dancer of the Folies Bergères cabaret. In 1931, her singing career was launched with a love song to Paris J'ai deux amours. A French citizen since 1937, she got involved in the Resistance and fought against racism. She kept performing until her death in 1975, and is one of the most photographed vaudeville artists of her time.

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