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** In ''Series/ADifferentWorld'', Whitley does a tribute to Josephine Baker in a telethon but it falls apart when her male dance partners begin fighting over her.


When Josephine passed away in 1975 her funeral shut down the streets of Paris, got a full French military funeral ceremony and 21-gun salute.

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When Josephine passed away in 1975 1975, her funeral shut down the streets of Paris, Paris. She got a full French military funeral ceremony and 21-gun salute.salutes.


Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine [=McDonald=], 3 June 1906 12 April 1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine [=McDonald=], 3 June 1906 12 April 1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation sensation]] in Paris]] UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}ian nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. TheRoaringTwenties.

Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.


'''Josephine Baker''' (born Freda Josephine [=McDonald=], 3 June 1906 12 April 1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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'''Josephine Baker''' Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine [=McDonald=], 3 June 1906 12 April 1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.


'''Josephine Baker''' (born Freda Josephine McDonald, 3 June 1906 12 April 1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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'''Josephine Baker''' (born Freda Josephine McDonald, [=McDonald=], 3 June 1906 12 April 1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.


'''Josephine Baker''' (1906-1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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'''Josephine Baker''' (1906-1975) (born Freda Josephine McDonald, 3 June 1906 12 April 1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from an ornate banana skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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** An animated pony version of her is featured in a nightclub scene in the episode "Dungeons And Discords" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''


* ForeignFanservice and ForeignCultureFetish: Her appeal to white audiences was the idea that she was some sort of tribal, sexy African JunglePrincess. The revues she appeared in were even titled ''Revue Nègre'' (''Negro Revue'')

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* ForeignFanservice and ForeignCultureFetish: Her appeal to white audiences was the idea that she was some sort of tribal, sexy African JunglePrincess.NubileSavage. The revues she appeared in were even titled ''Revue Nègre'' (''Negro Revue'')



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Despite Josephine's multiple affairs with men [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} and women]], her relationships all ended in divorce/separation. Not one to despair she adopted 12 orphan children from all over the world, nicknamed her ''Rainbow Tribe'' and let them live in her castle where she took care of them.

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Despite Josephine's multiple affairs with men [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} men and women]], her relationships all ended in divorce/separation. Not one to despair she adopted 12 orphan children from all over the world, nicknamed her ''Rainbow Tribe'' and let them live in her castle where she took care of them.


Despite Josephine's multiple affairs with men [[BiTheWay and women,]] her relationships all ended in divorce/separation. Not one to despair she adopted 12 orphan children from all over the world, nicknamed her ''Rainbow Tribe'' and let them live in her castle where she took care of them.

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Despite Josephine's multiple affairs with men [[BiTheWay [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} and women,]] women]], her relationships all ended in divorce/separation. Not one to despair she adopted 12 orphan children from all over the world, nicknamed her ''Rainbow Tribe'' and let them live in her castle where she took care of them.


Despite Josephine's multiple affairs with men and women her relationships all ended in divorce/separation. Not one to despair she adopted 12 orphan children from all over the world, nicknamed her ''Rainbow Tribe'' and let them live in her castle where she took care of them.

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Despite Josephine's multiple affairs with men [[BiTheWay and women women,]] her relationships all ended in divorce/separation. Not one to despair she adopted 12 orphan children from all over the world, nicknamed her ''Rainbow Tribe'' and let them live in her castle where she took care of them.


* TwentiesBobHaircut: Her boyish Eton Crop.






* TwentiesBobHaircut: Her boyish Eton Crop.


* ComicallyCrossEyed: performed a silly ''Ostrich'' dance during her shows, in which she often took on a goofy, cross-eyed expression.



* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Famously danced completely in the nude, wearing nothing but a banana skirt. Yes, that means not even a FurBikini or a LoinCloth!

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* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Famously danced completely in the nude, wearing nothing but a banana skirt. Yes, that means not even a FurBikini or a LoinCloth! LoinCloth, unless when being filmed for the more prudent Hollywood productions.


'''Josephine Baker''' (1906-1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from a banana skirt. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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'''Josephine Baker''' (1906-1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared totally nude on stage, apart from a an ornate banana skirt.skirt [[DiamondsInTheBuff and jewellery as a cover]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.


'''Josephine Baker''' (1906-1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared [[LimitedWardrobe totally nude on stage, apart from a banana skirt]]. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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'''Josephine Baker''' (1906-1975) was a famous Afro-American singer and dancer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff who became a sensation in Paris]] nightclubs during TheRoaringTwenties. Part of her appeal was the fact that she appeared [[LimitedWardrobe totally nude on stage, apart from a banana skirt]].skirt. She sang and danced and also appeared in films playing the same part. This made her one of the most recognizable revue icons of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. ValuesDissonance may frown upon her stage act nowadays, which emphasized all the stereotypes about African women being wild, animalistic, sex-crazed savages. Yet Josephine enjoyed playing the part, which she saw as self-parody. Interestingly enough the French accepted her as one of her own and the rest of the world also recognized her as a star. Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JeanCocteau and Creator/ErnestHemingway all wrote in superlative terms about her. Thus she may have destroyed more racial barriers than one might expect seeing her in archive photos and footage today. And she always said in interviews that the French treated her more as an equal than people in her homeland America.

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