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Josephine Baker

Dancer, Singer, Spy (3-Jun-1906 — 12-Apr-1975)


John Kirby Abraham. In Search of Josephine Baker. Pen Press Publishers. 2003. 238pp.

Jacques Abtey. La Guerre Secrète de Joséphine Baker. Paris, France: Editions Siboney. 1948. 323pp. Language: French.

Jean Claude Baker; Chris Chase. Josephine: The Hungry Heart. New York: Random House. 1993. 512pp.

Josephine Baker; with Marcel Sauvage. Les Mémoires de Joséphine Baker. Paris, France: Simon KRA. 1927. Language: French.

Josephine Baker; with Marcel Sauvage. Voyages et Aventures de Joséphine Baker. Paris, France: M. Seheur. 1931.

Josephine Baker; with Jo Bouillon; Jacqueline Cartier. Joséphine. Paris, France: Robert Laffont. 1976. 409pp. Language: French. Posthumous memoir, extended by her ex-husband Jo Bouillon.

Josephine Baker; with Jo Bouillon; Jacqueline Cartier. Translated by Mariana Fitzpatrick (from French). Josephine. New York: Harper & Row. 1977. 302pp.

Leo Guild. Josephine Baker. Los Angeles: Holloway House. 1976. 223pp.

Bryan Hammond; Patrick O'Connor. Josephine Baker. London: Jonathan Cape. 1988. 304pp.

Lynn Haney. Naked at the Feast: A Biography of Josephine Baker. London: Robson Books. 1991. 288pp.

Stephen Papich. Remembering Josephine: A Biography of Josephine Baker. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1976. 235pp.

Phyllis Rose. Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time. New York: Doubleday. 1989. 321pp.

Ean Wood. The Josephine Baker Story. London: Sanctuary Publishing. 2000. 327pp.


  1. Exploring the France That Josephine Baker Loved
    The American entertainer had a rich relationship with her adopted country -- and it with her.
    by Sloane Crosley. The New York Times, 12-Jul-2016.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.52)

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.80)

  9. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.32)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.39)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.56)

  12. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.35)

  13. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.27)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.34)

  15. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.52)

  16. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.38)

  17. International Who's Who 1960 (p.52)

  18. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.158)

  19. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.25)

  20. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.43)

  21. Legends in Their Own Time (p.15)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.320)

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