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Actress , Dancer ,and Singer Josephine Baker pictures(pic)and photo gallery.
Birth name:Josephine Baker
Born:June 3, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was so well known and popular that even the Nazis, who occupied France during World War II were hesitant to cause her harm. In turn, this allowed Baker to show her loyalty to her adopted country by participating in the Underground. After the war, Baker was awarded the Croix de Guerre for her underground activity.
Yet despite her popularity in France, she never obtained the same reputation at home. Upon a visit to the United States in 1936, she starred in a failed version of the Ziegfeld Follies (being replaced by Gypsy Rose Lee later in the run) her personal life similarly suffered, and she went through six marriages, some legal, some not. During this time, when Baker returned to the United States, she was allegedly at a dinner party and began to speak in French as well as English with a French accent. An African-American maid was reputed to tell her, "Honey, you is full of shit. Speak the way yo' mouth was born". She had the woman fired.In 1973, Josephine Baker opened at Carnegie Hall to a standing ovation.
Baker died on April 12, 1975 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 68. She was found lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers with glowing reviews of her performance.