Josephine Baker (Born: Freda Josephine McDonald - June 3, 1906 - St. Louis, MO, USA; Died: April 12, 1975 - Paris, Île-de-France, France)

Josephine Baker (Born: Freda Josephine McDonald - June 3, 1906 - St. Louis, MO, USA; Died: April 12, 1975 - Paris, Île-de-France, France)

"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker

"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker c. 1933; Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess".

Josephine Baker c. 1933; Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess".

"I did take the blows [of life], but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity."   ~Josephine Baker

"I did take the blows [of life], but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity." ~Josephine Baker

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