The Extraordinary Life Of Legendary Entertainer Josephine Baker

A star, civil rights activist and an inspiration to many, Josephine Baker was more than simply a performance artist. Over the years, Baker struggled through a number of tribulations but frequently came out the other side, dipped in glitter. Discover the life of the one and only…

1. A Legend Was Born

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Born to Carrie McDonald and Eddie Carson, as Freda Josephine McDonald, the legend’s story began in St. Louis, Missouri. Baker started her career as a live-in-maid for white families but found solace in performing alongside her best friend and neighbor, where her love of performing ultimately began.

Next: The way she was discovered was pure luck!