Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. During her early career she was renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergère in Paris. Her performance in the revue Un Vent de Folie in 1927 caused a sensation in Paris. Her costume, consisting of only a girdle of bananas, became her most iconic image and a symbol of the Jazz Age and the 1920's.
Josephine Baker 66 Fakery (F 190=19 Bogus) (Rsu 1440=144 Time)
Freda Josephine McDonald 114 Lebron James (F 305/5=61=18p Faked) (S 971=164p This is A Hoax) (J 1115/5=223=48p Hoax)
Born June 3 1906–6+3+19+6=34 Mocker/6+3+19+60=88 Program/6+3+91+6=106 Expunger
Died April 12 1975–4+12+1+9+7+5=38 Death/ 4+12+1+9+75=101=26p Lie/4+12+91+7+5=119 Star of David
Birth Year Numerology –19+6=25 Trick/19+60=79 Puppetry/91+6=97 Falsity
Death Year Numerology – 1+9+7+5=22 Laugh/1+9+75=85 Deceitful/91+7+5=103 B.S.
From June 3 1906–April 12 1975 is a period of 68y 10m 9d=68109/933=73=21p Hoax
is a period of 826m/14=59=17p Lie
is a period of 3592w/8=449=87p Chicanery
is a period of 25150d=2515/5=503=96p Freemason, Fakery
From Jan 1 1975 – April 12 1975 is a period of 3m 11d=64p Treacherousness
is a period of 101d Artfully, Diverter
From April 12 1975 – Jan 1 1976 is a period of 8m 20d/20=41 Conjurer, Not Real
is a period of 37w Concocted
is a period of 264d/6=44 Kill, Time
Baker was the first person of color to become a world-famous entertainer and to star in a major motion picture, the 1934 Marc Allégret film Zouzou. Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. In 1968 she was offered unofficial leadership in the movement in the United States by Coretta Scott King, following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. After thinking it over, Baker declined the offer out of concern for the welfare of her children.
She was also known for aiding the French Resistance during World War II. After the war, she was awarded the Croix de guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle.
In her later years, Baker converted to Roman Catholicism. In 1968, Baker lost her castle due to unpaid debts; afterwards Princess Grace offered her an apartment in Roquebrune, near Monaco.
Baker was back on stage at the Olympia in Paris in 1968, in Belgrade in 1973, at Carnegie Hall in 1973, at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium in 1974, and at the Gala du Cirque in Paris in 1974. On 8 April 1975, Baker starred in a retrospective revue at the Bobino in Paris, Joséphine à Bobino 1975, celebrating her 50 years in show business. The revue, financed notably by Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, opened to rave reviews. Demand for seating was such that fold-out chairs had to be added to accommodate spectators. The opening night audience included Sophia Loren, Mick Jagger, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross, and Liza Minnelli.
Four days later, Baker was found lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers with glowing reviews of her performance. She was in a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. She was taken to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, where she died, aged 68, on 12 April 1975.
Four days later 66 Fakery (F 191=43p Its Not Real) (J 1037=137=33p Farce)
Baker was found lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers 311=64p Zion (Su 4080=48 Hoax) (F 706=76 Unrealistic) (S 2710=271=58p Fraudulent) (J 5224/8=119 Star Of David)
in a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage 203=23 Faker, Fraud (229=50p Unrealistic, Deceitful) (S 1774/2=887=154p Fictional)
a cerebral hemorrhage 107=28p Falseness, Crafty (163=38p Death) (E 541=100p Misdirect) (J 471/3=157=37p Concocted)
She was taken to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, where she died 222/2=111 This is a Lie (S 2156/28=77 Damn Lies)
aged Sixty Eight 71=20p Absurd (73=21p Hoax) (163=38p Death) (F 215/5=43 Fairy Tale) (S 653=119p Master Plan)
It appears to me that Josephine Baker took his character to the cleaners and wash all traces of it on Celebrity Island!!