Josephine Baker

1906 - 1975

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, freemason and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics, directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.During her early career Baker was renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergère in Paris. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josephine Baker has received more than 4,095,241 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 6th most popular dancer.

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Among dancers, Josephine Baker ranks 6 out of 66Before her are Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, and Vaslav Nijinsky. After her are Pina Bausch, Marius Petipa, Maurice Béjart, Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, and Maya Plisetskaya.

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Among people born in 1906, Josephine Baker ranks 14Before her are Luchino Visconti, Grace Hopper, Kurt Gödel, Albert Hofmann, Henri Charrière, and Sergei Korolev. After her are Roberto Rossellini, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Levinas, Billy Wilder, and Victor Vasarely. Among people deceased in 1975, Josephine Baker ranks 12Before her are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Haile Selassie, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Umm Kulthum. After her are Mikhail Bakhtin, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Arnold J. Toynbee, George Paget Thomson, Saint-John Perse, and Nikolai Bulganin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Josephine Baker ranks 229 out of 12,171Before her are P. T. Barnum (1810), David Lynch (1946), Rocky Marciano (1923), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Colonel Sanders (1890), and Whitney Houston (1963). After her are Leonard Bernstein (1918), Barry White (1944), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Robert Duvall (1931), Nina Simone (1933), and Lee Van Cleef (1925).

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), Merce Cunningham (1919), Alvin Ailey (1931), Maria Tallchief (1925), Adam Darius (1930), Katherine Dunham (1909), Twyla Tharp (1941), and Melody Thornton (1984).