Baker, Josephine

   singer, dancer, actor, philanthropist Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker first gained notice as a dancer in New York City. During the 1920s, she appeared regularly there at the Cotton Club and other New York night spots. In 1925, she went to Paris and won enormous fame in the production Le Revue nègre and in other revues at the Folies-Bergère and the Casino de Paris. The style of her dance and her songs ("La petite tonkinoise," "J'ai deux amours") enhanced her international reputation as she introduced her black American art style to European audiences. Settling permanently in Paris, Josephine Baker became a French citizen in 1937. She played an active role in the resistance (1939-45) and, later, in the spirit of inclusiveness, adopted and supported several children of diverse racial backgrounds.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Baker,Josephine — Baker, Josephine. 1906 1975. American born French entertainer who became a popular jazz dancer and singer in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s. During World War II she worked for the French Resistance. * * * …   Universalium

  • Baker, Josephine — orig. Freda Josephine McDonald born June 3, 1906, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died April 12, 1975, Paris, France U.S. born French entertainer. She joined a dance troupe at age 16 and soon moved to New York City, where she performed in Harlem nightclubs… …   Universalium

  • Baker, Josephine — ► (1906 75) Bailarina y cantante francesa de origen estadounidense. Obtuvo un gran éxito destacando por el carácter exótico y fastuoso que imprimió a sus espectáculos. * * * orig. Freda Josephine McDonald (3 jun. 1906, San Luis, Mo., EE.UU.–12… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Baker, Josephine — pseud. di McDonald, Frida Josephine …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Joséphine Baker — et son célèbre pagne. Nom Freda Josephine McDonald Naissance 3  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joséphine Baker — Josephine Baker 1949 Fotograf: Carl van Vechten Josephine Baker (* 3. Juni 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; † 12. April 1975 in Paris), geboren als Freda Josephine McDonald, war eine französische …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Josephine Baker — Joséphine Baker Joséphine Baker et son célèbre pagne Joséphine Baker, de son vrai nom Freda Josephine McDonald (née le 3 juin 1906 à Saint Louis, Missouri, et décédée le 12 avril 1975 à Pari …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joséphine Baker — en La Habana, en 1950 …   Wikipedia Español

  • BAKER (J.) — BAKER JOSÉPHINE (1906 1975) Après avoir effectué ses débuts dans la comédie musicale à Broadway et à Philadelphie, Joséphine Baker participe à une tournée en France des Black Birds (1925): c’est la Revue nègre présentée au théâtre des Champs… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Baker — Baker, George Pierce Baker, Josephine * * * (as used in expressions) Baker v. Carr Baker, Chet Chesney Henry Baker Baker, Josephine Baker, Newton D(iehl) Baker, Russell (Wayne) Baker, Sara Josephine George Baker …   Enciclopedia Universal

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.