3/25/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- THEATRE: Josephine Baker- The Women Who Conquered Europe

Josephine Baker, the American-born French actress, dancer and singer had an undeniable attraction and charisma that quickly earned her names such as Creole Goddess, Bronze Venus and Black Pearl.

Talking about Josephine Baker, author Ernest Hemingway described her as “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw.” Fluent in both French and English, Baker kicked off her career as an entertainer during the Harlem Renaissance.

JOSEPHINE BAKER

She performed at the famous Plantation Club and had roles in Broadway shows such as Shuffle Along and The Chocolate Dandies. Baker made history as the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, when she appeared in the 1934 film Zouzou.

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