Josephine Baker

1906 - 1975

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Freda Josephine Baker (née McDonald; June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975), naturalized as Joséphine Baker, was an American-born French dancer, singer and actress. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josephine Baker has received more than 7,809,985 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Josephine Baker is the 5th most popular dancer (down from 3rd in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from United States (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Dancer.

Josephine Baker was a famous American-born French dancer and singer. She was most famous for her performances of the Charleston and the Black Bottom, and for her rendition of "J'ai Deux Amours" (I Have Two Loves).

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  • 7.8M

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  • 70.95

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  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among dancers, Josephine Baker ranks 5 out of 116Before her are Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, Rudolf Nureyev, and Anna Pavlova. After her are Vaslav Nijinsky, Pina Bausch, Bobby Farrell, Marius Petipa, Marie Taglioni, Maurice Béjart, and Margot Fonteyn.

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Among people born in 1906, Josephine Baker ranks 15Before her are Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Albert Hofmann, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and Victor Vasarely. After her are Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, Sergei Korolev, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Billy Wilder, and Henri Charrière. Among people deceased in 1975, Josephine Baker ranks 11Before her are Ivo Andrić, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Umm Kulthum, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, and Haile Selassie. After her are Arnold J. Toynbee, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Saint-John Perse, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Josephine Baker ranks 225 out of 20,380Before her are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Adam Sandler (1966), Priscilla Presley (1945), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Talcott Parsons (1902), and David Rockefeller (1915). After her are Tim Burton (1958), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Arthur Miller (1915), Peter Falk (1927), and Walt Whitman (1819).

Among DANCERS In United States

Among dancers born in United States, Josephine Baker ranks 2Before her are Isadora Duncan (1877). After her are Martha Graham (1894), Maria Tallchief (1925), Merce Cunningham (1919), William Forsythe (1949), Alvin Ailey (1931), John Neumeier (1939), Doris Humphrey (1895), Adam Darius (1930), Yvonne Rainer (1934), and Katherine Dunham (1909).