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    Joshephine Baker, Top Banana | 1927 by Black History Album, via Flickr

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    1927 - Ms. Josephine Baker or "La Baker" as she was known in France, was an American expatriate entertainer and actress in the 20's and 30's. She quickly became Paris' sweetheart. Most notably she starred in the Follies Bergere, was the first African American female to star in a motion picture and she was awarded the Croix de Guerre.

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    T Josephine Baker twenty one years of age shown here wearing a costume consisting of a skirt made of a string of artificial bananas for the Folies Bergère's production of the Danse Sauvage, 1927.op Banana | 1927

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    Josephine Baker(June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) the highest-paid American-French exotic dancer,actress,singer in Europe and was a sexual liberation flapper fashion icon in 1920s. She famous with Charleston Dance.In her career, she attracted around 1,500 marriage proposals. In picture is Josephine with her signature banana skirt fromfrom the Folies Bergère

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    Paul Colin : Joséphine Baker et la revue nègre

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Josephine Baker (6-3-06 to 4-12-75) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in English/French, Baker became an int'l musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the US Civil Rights Movement and for assisting the French Resistance during World War II: receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

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Josephine Baker in La Joie de Paris, 1932-33. Given the nicknames "Black Venus,” "Black Pearl,""Creole Goddess," as well as "La Baker” in her adopted country of France. A dancer, singer, actress and a comedian all in one, She was is noted for being the first woman of African descent to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world famous entertainer. Her acts were both outrageously funny and quite sexy.

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About Josephine - “She kissed babies in foundling homes, gave dolls to the young and soup to the aged, presided at the opening of the Tour de France, celebrated holidays, went to fairs, joked with workers and did charity benefits galore. She was all over Paris, always good-natured and exquisitely dressed.”

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Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine later became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French.