TITLE

JOSEPHINE BAKER

AUTHOR(S)
JOHNS, ROBERT L.
PUB. DATE
August 2001
SOURCE
Black Heroes;2001, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for dancer and entertainer Josephine Baker is presented. She was born on June 3, 1906 in Saint Louis, Missouri. She worked as a dresser for entertainer Clara Smith and developed her skills as a dancer. In 1920, she embarked on a world tour and while traveling through Europe and South America, she also worked on her voice and her dancing. She was recruited as a spy by Jacques Abtey in 1940. Details of her performances in the U.S. are given. She died on April 14, 1975 due to cerebral hemorrhage.
ACCESSION #
38027818

 

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