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Facts & Bio By: Biography
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Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. PST
Topic: Josephine Baker – Black History Month
Celebrating Black History With Josephine Baker On Tuesday February 7, 2012.
According to Biography: Fact #11 After African-American performer Josephine Baker expatriated to France, she famously smuggled military intelligence to French allies during World War II. She did this by pinning secrets inside her dress, as well as writing them in invisible ink on her sheet music.
- NAME: Josephine Baker
- OCCUPATION:Civil Rights Activist, Dancer, Singer
- BIRTH DATE:June 03, 1906
- DEATH DATE:April 12, 1975
- PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri
- PLACE OF DEATH: Paris, France
Best Known For
Performer Josephine Baker dazzled her way through the 1920s and 30s, from the Cotton Club to the Folies Bergre
Biogrpahy’s Synopsis Bio: Born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, Baker began her career as part of a dance group in St. Louis before moving to New York to perform at Harlem’s Cotton Club. In 1925, she moved to Paris and was a huge success in the Folies Bergere.