As Baker’s finances crumbled, she moved the Rainbow Tribe to Monaco to live in a less grand home paid for by Baker’s friend and patron Princess Grace.
Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer and singer who symbolized the beauty and vitality of Black American culture, which took Paris by storm in the 1920s. She went on to become one of the most popular music hall entertainers in France.
Жо Буллон в браке с 1947 г. до 1961 г. Жан Лайон в браке с 1937 г. до 1938 г. Уильям Ховард Бейкер в браке с 1921 г. до 1925 г. Вилли Уэлс в браке с 1919 г. до 1920 г. Жозефина Бейкер / Супруг или супруга She was married and divorced three more times: to American Willie Baker in 1921 (whose last name she chose to keep), Frenchman Jean Lion in 1937 (from whom she attained French citizenship), and French orchestra leader Jo Bouillon in 1947 (who helped to raise her 12 adopted children).
Who Was Josephine Baker? Josephine Baker spent her youth in poverty before learning to dance and finding success on Broadway. After beginning her comeback to the stage in 1973, Baker died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975, and was buried with military honors.
Although Baker was married 4 times, she was known as being bisexual and enjoyed several relationships with different women.
She was asked by Coretta Scott King to become the new leader of the civil rights movement in the United States after Martin Luther King, Jr. died. Baker refused because she didn’t want to leave her children.
Josephine Baker – A World War Two Hero During the Second World War, Josephine used her considerable talents to help the war efforts of her adopted country. Not only did she entertain the troops, she aided the French Resistance by passing along secret messages written on her music sheets.
With her slicked-down hair, smokey eyes and dark lips, she was the epitome of flapper girl style. We may not be able to shake it like Miss Josephine Baker did, but we can easily add elements of her vintage glamour into our style today.
Baker was devoted animal lover. When a club owner gave Baker a pet cheetah named Chiquita to use as part of her dance show, she was delighted. That wasn’t Baker’s only pet, though. She had a goat named Toutoute who lived in her dressing room at her nightclub, and at the same club she had a pet pig named Albert.
PARIS, April 12 —Josephine Baker, the American dancer and singer who became one of France’s great music‐hall stars, died eary today in the Salpetriere Hospital. She was 68 years old and suffered a stroke Thursday, four days after opening a new revue celebrating her 50 years as an entertainer.
But her native country threw racist slurs onto her while the French showered her with military honors. She became obsessed with her ‘Rainbow Tribe’ working to strip the power from prejudice with love and the collection of happy children. She became embittered by that battle.