What is Josephine Baker famous for?

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Josephine Baker was famous for being the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to become a world famous entertainer and to integrate an American concert hall. She is also noted for assisting the French resistance during World War II and being the first American born woman to be awarded the French military honour, the Croix de Guerre.
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Josephine Baker
Born in St. Louis, Josephine Baker was a star in Paris for most of her adult life. She left her home in Missouri and began performing in her early teens. She appeared in the chorus lines of all-black revues on New York vaudeville stages, then travelled to... More »
Name at Birth: Freda Josephine Baker
Born: June 3, 1906, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: April 12, 1975
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Born in St. Louis, Josephine Baker was a star in Paris for most of her adult life. She left her home in Missouri and began performing in her early teens. She appeared in the chorus lines of all-black revues on New York vaudeville stages, then travelled t
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