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The Life Story Of The American-born French Dancer, Singer, And Actress Known As The "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" And The "Creole Goddess"; The First Black Woman To Star In A Major Motion Picture Or To Become A World-famous Entertainer, Who Was Awarded The Croix De Guerre And Was Made A Chevalier Of The Légion D'honneur By General Charles De Gaulle.For Her Classified Service In The French Resistance During World War Ii; And Who Refused To Perform For Segregated Audiences In The United States And Was A Beloved And Respected Patroness Of The American Civil Rights Movement, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1987, 1 Hour 20 Minutes.) #JosephineBaker #BlackPearl #BronzeVenus #CreoleGoddess #Vedettes #Entertainers #Actresses #Spies #SecretAgents #CivilRightsActivists #Heroes #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Zouzou #Singers #Dancers #Cabaret #Revue #Divas #FoliesBergere #Dance #Paris #Jazz #JazzAge #Actvists #FrenchResistance #Espionage #SecretAgents #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #CroixDeGuerre #CivilRightsMovement #AfricanAmericanCivilRightsMovement #AntiRacism #AmericanCivilRightsMovement #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Josephine Baker, American-born French entertainer, actress, singer, dancer, French Resistance agent, civil rights activist (June 3, 1906 - April 12, 1975) was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a vedette, a French word that is used to designate the main female artist of a show derived from the Cabaret and its different genres (revue, vaudeville, music hall or burlesque). Freda Josephine McDonald, her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. During her early career she was renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergere in Paris. Her performance in the revue Un Vent de Folie in 1927 caused a sensation in Paris. Her costume, consisting of only a girdle of bananas, became her most iconic image and a symbol of the Jazz Age and the 1920s. Baker was celebrated by artists and intellectuals of the era, who variously dubbed her the "Black Pearl", the "Bronze Venus", and the "Creole Goddess". Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she renounced her U.S. citizenship and became a French national after her marriage to French industrialist Jean Lion in 1937. She raised her children in France. "I have two loves," the artist once said, "my country and Paris.". Baker was the first person of color to become a world-wide entertainer and to star in a major motion picture, the 1934 Marc Allegret film Zouzou. Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. In 1968 she was offered unofficial leadership in the movement in the United States by Coretta Scott King, following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. After thinking it over, Baker declined the offer out of concern for the welfare of her children. After working in the French Resistance during World War II, she was awarded the Croix de guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. Josephine Baker died peacefully of a cerebral hemorrhage in her bed in Paris, France, four days after her triumphal retrospective revue at the Bobino in Paris, Josephine a Bobino 1975, celebrating her 50 years in show business.