Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is one of the most influential and interesting entertainers to have ever lived. This American-born, French citizen broke new ground in international music, dance, and film; and was also a spy for the French government during World War II, and one of the most prominent figures of the American Civil Rights Movement. Please place all of your questions regarding the fascinating life of the "Bronze Venus" into this category.

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How did Josephine Baker contribute to World War 2?

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Josephine Baker was a US citizen who became a French citizen in 1937. She worked with the French Resistance during World War 2 in France. She also became a civil rights worker in the US after the war. See related link below with more details about my answer.
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What recording group sang 'Hair'?

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Which they got from the title track of the Broadway play of the same name The Cowsills in 1969.
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How many times was Josephine Baker married?

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Josephine had been married twice by the age of 16. The 1st was Wille Wells + 2nd Will Baker. She kept her 2nd husbands last name. She married again during World War 2 to Jean Lion but divorced again by 1940.
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Who is Josephine Baker?

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Josephine Baker was a dancer,singer and entertainer. Please see related links below
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Did josephine baker win any awards?

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Croix de Guerre, Le'gion d'Honneur and Rosette of the Re'sistance for her heroic war efforts in France during World War II
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What did Josephine baker do?

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Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 - April 12, 1975) was an American expatriate entertainer and actress. She became a French citizen in 1937. Most noted as a singer, Baker also was a celebrated dancer in her early career. She was given the nicknames the "Bronze Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations. In France, she has always been known as "La Baker". Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down), for assisting the French Resistance during the Second World War and being the first American-born woman to receive the highest French military honor, the Croix de Guerre, and for being an inspiration to generations of African American female entertainers and others. "Josephine Baker." Wikipedia. 2009. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. . 6 Apr 2009. <(link given below)>.
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What was josephine baker's childhood like?

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Josephine Baker's childhood was good because she was rich bassically becauseshe ran away at 13 and started dancing.
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Is Josephine baker still alive?

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If you're referring to the dancer, then no- she died in April 12, 1975 in Paris, France, aged 68.
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Who are some Famous female singers in the 60s?

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lulu lesley gore connie francis brenda lee dusty springfield petula clark dionne warwick Jackie deshannon skeeter Davis Nancy Sinatra vicki carr patsy cline Mary Hopkins judy Collins Lynn Anderson dolly parton
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What did josephine baker die from?

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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. The revue, financed by Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, opened to rave reviews. Demand for seating was such that fold-out chairs had to be added to accommodate spectators. The opening-night audience included Sophia Loren, Mick Jagger, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli.[20] Four days later, Baker was found lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers with glowing reviews of her performance. She was in a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage
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Why was freda McDonald aka josephine baker famous?

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Freda McDonald Aka Josephine Baker was famous for her non-existent clothing and uninhibited dances. Josephine Baker immensely popular in Paris as sensuous yet comical dancer in the 1920's.
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What school did josephine baker go to?

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school of actress.ny square, Brooklyn (are you sure)
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What benefits does a baker get?

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some of the benifts of being a baker is having fun, but there are other great thing the entail with having fun. you dont have to go to college to be a baker and other things that entail going to get an egamacation
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Why did josephine baker change her name?

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Josephine Baker technically did not really change her name. Her original name was Freda McDonald. Josephine went by her middle name which was Josephine. Her last name changed when she married her second husband, Willie Baker. So that is why she is known as Josephine Baker. I'm doing a report on her in schools for Black History month, I know a bunch a bout her. Any other questions about her, ask me.
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How was Josephine Baker a part of segregation?

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she adopted twelve kids of different kids
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What happen to Josephine Baker's 12 adopted kids?

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Jean-Claude Baker, 60 is the only one that was doing music at one point. He's the only one who Baker never legally adopted. she actually adopted 8 children and her husband adopted 4 after her death. Jean-Claude nad Baker's son Jarry, 50 run a restaurant in Manhattan called Chez Josephine. another son lives in Argentina and the other surviving siblings remain in France where Baker died
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How josephine baker career got started?

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Actually, Josephine had left after the riot in St. Louis in the year of 1917 and she ended up performing at her grandmother's theatre.
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What is Josephine Baker famous for?

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Josephine Baker was famous for being an amazing dancer at the young age of 13 years old.

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