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Josephine Baker marries Jo Bouillon in a chateau near St. Cyprien, France, on June Biographers disagree on how many times she was married, but they say it was at least three times. (Associated Press)

"Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood." -Josephine Baker

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"Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood." -Josephine Baker

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Josephine Baker: Casino De Paris

Josephine Baker: Casino De Paris

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Josephine Baker at the Follies Bergeres (Paris).  JB was a  BRAVE SPY who helped defeat the Nazis!

Josephine Baker at the Follies Bergeres (Paris). JB was a BRAVE SPY who helped defeat the Nazis!

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 both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

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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 both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

One of the world's great Moms was Josephine Baker. She adopted 12 children, which she called her Rainbow Tribe. She wanted to prove that "children of different ethnicities and religions could still be brothers."

One of the world's great Moms was Josephine Baker. She adopted 12 children, which she called her Rainbow Tribe. She wanted to prove that "children of different ethnicities and religions could still be brothers."

"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on."
-Josephine Baker in La Joie de Paris, 1932-33

"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on." -Josephine Baker in La Joie de Paris, 1932-33

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