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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Josephine Baker Josephine Baker was born on June 3, 1906in St. Louis, Missouri, United States to Carrie McDonaldand Eddie Carson. When she was eight years old,Baker was hired as a maidto a white woman. Early Life Baker married Willie Wellsin 1919. This relationship did notlast long and in 1921 married Will Baker. She then took his name as her own. After performing on Brodway for a while,Baker moved to Paris, France in 1925 where she continued her career.One of her first roles was in La Revue Negre,which was the start of her fame. In 1937,Baker married millionare, Jean Lion, but theyeventually split. She then married JosephBouillon in 1947 and the newlyweds adoptedtwelve children. Adult-Hood Josephine Baker divorcedJoseph Bouillon in 1957.She then lost her chateauto debt in 1969. After returningto performing, Baker suffered acerebral hemorrhage and diedon April 12, 1975. However, sheis still remembered in France today. Because I was born in a cold city, because i fet coldthroughout my life.... Ialways wanted to dance on the stage Later in Life Baker was an entertainer for troops during Worl War 1. She was also invitedto perform in "Revue Negre"in Paris in 1925.Lastly, Baker was inspired toopen her own club and recorded over 230 songs in the49 year period. Sources "Josephine Baker". Europe since 1914:Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstrution.Ed. John Merriman and Jay Winter. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2007.Biography in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2015Collinson, Anne. "Josephine Baker". Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexualand Transgendered History in America. Ed. Marc Stein. Detroit: CharlesScribner's Sons, 2004. Biogaphy in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2015"Josephine Baker". Encyclopedia of World Biography.Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2015 Achievements
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