By: Brittany Tolbert Josephine Baker
Her real name is: Freda Josephine McDonald She was born: on June 3rd 1906. Place where she was born: St. Louis, Missouri She died: on April 12th 1975. She died of: a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12 1975 she was buried with military honors. Her occupation was: a civil rights activist, a dancer and singer. She was best known for dancing and singing, who became wildly popular in France during the 1920s. She devoted half of her life to fighting racism.
Facts • She got married 5 times to different men 1. Willie Wells 2. Willie Baker (1920 - 1923) (divorced) 3. Jean Lion (30 October 1937 - 1938) (divorced 4. Jo Bouillon (1947 - 1957) (divorced) 5. Robert Brady(American Artist, he was her last husband) (he was still married to her when she died.) She adopted 12 children. 10 boys and 2 girls. Their names were, Akio(male), Janot(male), Luis(male), Jari(male), Jean-Claude(male), Moise(male), Brahim(male), Marianne(female), Koffi(male), Mara(male), Noel(male), Stellina(female)
Facts • She married her first husband at age 15 • On January 12, 1959 her mother Carrie McDonald dies. • Her nicknames were: Black Venus Tumpie (family nickname)Black Pearl Creole Goddess She was 5’’7 (1.70 m) She was known for: • Midnight in Paris (2011) • Frida (2002) • A Good Year (2006) • Zouzou (1934)
Kids This Is Josephine Baker with all of her kids even the adopted ones.
This is her in the 1920s This is her in 1975 she was staring in a movie called the Josephine Baker story.
Websites found • www.biography.com • www.imdb.com • www.montecarlodailyphoto.com