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Legends: Josephine Baker - The First Black Superstar
Thursday, 9th July 2009 (First broadcast 2005)
10:30pm to 11:30pm
Portrait of the African-American actor, singer, jazz dancer and comic, Josephine Baker. Being black her opportunities to star were limited in the USA of the 1920's so she moved with a vaudeville troupe to Paris. It was there that her talent as a performer took high-society by storm and she became an instant success. Rising eventually to be the star performer at the Folies Bergère
She became a French citizen in 1937 and stayed in the country during WW2 where she ostensibly worked for the Red Cross, but in actual fact was working hard for the resistance movement, for which she was later decorated.
After the war she returned to the US on tour where she made a point of not performing in theatres that were still racially segregated. As a result she was the one that busted the colour-bar in theatre after theatre across the US during the 50s and 60s.
And if all that wasn't enough, she found time to marry 5 times, and energy enough to adopt and raise 12 children. A remarkable life.
=== Video Information ===
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Resolution: 608x336 (1.81:1) [=38:21]
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