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Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975

LC control no.n 50020892
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingBaker, Josephine, 1906-1975
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Variant(s)McDonald, Freda Josephine, 1906-1975
Associated countryUnited States France
Birth date1906-06-03
Death date1975-04-12
Place of birthSaint Louis (Mo.)
Place of deathParis (France)
Field of activityPerforming arts
Profession or occupationDancers Actresses Singers Entertainers
Found inMémoires, 1927: t.p. (Josephine Baker)
Internet movie database, 10/29/96: WWW homepage (Josephine Baker; born 3 June 1906, St. Louis, Missouri; died 12 April 1975, Paris, France, cerebral hemorrhage)
A&E biography database, 10/29/96: WWW homepage (originally Freda Josephine McDonald)
Wikipedia, Oct. 8, 2014 (Josephine Baker (b. Freda Josephine McDonald, June 3, 1906, St. Louis, Missouri - Apr. 12, 1975, Paris, France) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress; first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) or to become a world-famous entertainer; Baker, who refused to perform for segregated audiences in America, is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement; she was also known for assisting the French Resistance during World War II and received the French military honor, the Croix de guerre and was made Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle)
Associated languageeng
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