(Movies & TV)
Jules Cheret
(Visual Arts)
Line Renaud
Coretta Scott King
Micheline Bernardini
(Movies & TV)
Fidel Castro

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Josephine Baker

Knowledge Identifier: +Josephine_Baker


Josephine Baker

American-born French dancer, singer, and actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1941.

Countries: France (38%), (27%), United States (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bobino, Jules Cheret, Line Renaud

Linked to: Columbia Records, Mercury Records, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, YouTube




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Josephine Baker was born in 1941 add something


From a base in Morocco, she made tours of Spain and pinned notes with the information she gathered inside her underwear and made friends with the Pasha of Marrakesh, whose support helped her through a miscarriage and an emergency hysterectomy she had to undergo in 1942 add something


In 1947 she married French composer Jo Bouillon add something


In 1951, Baker made charges of racism against Sherman Billingsley's Stork Club in Manhattan, where she alleged that she had been refused service add something


Pierre Balmain - Additional Broadway theatre credits include costumes for Sophia Loren in "The Millionairess" and Josephine Baker for her eponymous 1964 revue


In 1963, she spoke at the March on Washington at the side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Baker was the only official female speaker and while wearing her Free French uniform emblazoned with her medal of the Légion d'honneur she introduced the "Negro Women for Civil Rights add something


In January 1966, she was invited by Fidel Castro to perform at the Teatro Musical de La Habana in Havana, Cuba add something


In 1968, Baker visited Yugoslavia and made appearances in Belgrade and in Skopje add something


Coretta Scott King - Not long after her husband's assassination in 1968, Coretta approached the African-American entertainer and activist Josephine Baker to take her husband's place as leader of The Civil Rights Movement


Casino de Paris - Over the decades, performers who have played the Casino de Paris have included Mistinguett, Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker, Micheline_Bernardini, Tino Rossi, Line Renaud, Carla Bruni, Violetta Villas, and Zizi Jeanmaire; writers who have contributed work have included Serge Gainsbourg and Jean_Ferrat; Yves Saint Laurent designed for the Casino in the 1970s, and poster artists have included Erté and Jules Chéret


In 1973, she opened at Carnegie Hall to a standing ovation, and in 1974, she appeared in a Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium add something


On April 8, 1975, Baker starred in a retrospective revue at the Bobino in Paris, "Joséphine à Bobino 1975", celebrating her 50 years in show business add something


She was taken to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, where she died, aged 68, on April 12, 1975 add something


Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital - Celebrities have breathed their last at the Pitié-Salpêtrière, including the singer Josephine Baker in 1975, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 and French bicycle racer Laurent Fignon in 2010


Bobino - On April 8, 1975 Josephine Baker, the African American superstar of France who had appeared at Bobino beginning in the 1920s, gave her last performance there at the age of 68


Phylicia Rashad - In 1978, she released the album "Josephine Superstar", a disco Concept album telling the life story of Josephine Baker


During the 2006 Fashion Rocks show, Knowles performed "Dejá Vu" in a revised version of the "Danse banane" costume add something


Dance - Writing in the on-line BBC magazine in late 2014, Darren Royston, historical dance teacher at RADA credited Baker with being the Beyonce of her day, and bringing the Charleston to Britain add something


In 2015 she was inducted into the Legacy Walk add something


On June 3, 2017, the 111th anniversary of her birth, & Google released an animated Google Doodle, which consists of a slideshow chronicling her life and achievements add something


The show has since played across North America and had a limited off-Broadway run in January-February of 2018 at SoHo Playhouse in New York City add something