Friday, March 28, 2008


Joséphine Baker (1906 - 1975) was a cabaret singer/dancer in Paris.

She was the first woman of African descent to star in a major motion picture.

Well before Madonna's time, this is one 'banana outfit' to remember.

Josephine pro-actively worked against racism and supported the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

In Paris she performed on stage with her pet cheetah Chiquita.

Here she is in action, the one and only... Josephine Baker.

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