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Partners of 
Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker

Partners of 
Josephine Baker

Jean Menier

Engagement

engaged about 1941

Jacques Abtey

Affair

affair from about 1939
until about 1939

Jean Lion

Divorced

married 1937
divorce Apr 1941

Jacques Pills

Affair

affair from about 1933

Claude Hopkins

Affair

affair from 1925

Billy Baker

Divorced

married 17 Sep 1921
divorce about 1921

Willie Wells

Divorced

married 22 Dec 1919
divorce 1920

Claude Menier

Broken Engagement

Jo Bouillon

Divorced

Bob Brady

Relationship

Josephine Baker Bio Details

Full name

Freda Josephine McDonald

Gender

Female

Age

68

Date of birth

3 Jun 1906

Birth place

Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA

Date of death:

12 Apr 1975

Place of death

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Occupations

Dancer

Activist

Singer (1926)

Who's The Daddy?

Although Josephine's mother Carrie let people believe that Eddie Carson was Josephine's father, but it was extremely doubtful.  Josephine would say things like "My father was Eddie Moreno, a good looking boy with olive skin" or "My father was a spanish dancer".  The secret of her real father was taken to the grave by Carrie.
Baker adopted 12 children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.  She referred to them as her "Rainbow Tribe".
by 1936 Josephine Baker was one of the highest paid performers in the world.  She was best known for the Jungle dance which she performed naked apart from a skirt of rubber bananas about her waist.
Baker return to the USA on 1963 to attend the civil rights march.

I Spy....

Josephine was willing spy for the French during WWII.  She was able to glean information from the most unlikely sources due to her fame.  Any snippets of information she was able to gather were passed on to Jacques Abtey who was head of French military intelligence, and with whom she was also having an affair.
Josephine Baker

Freda Josephine McDonald

Age

68

Born

3 Jun 1906

Died

12 Apr 1975

Josephine Baker Partner(s) Other Children

Josephine Baker Children

Marianne Baker

adopted

Stellina Baker

adopted

Jeannot Baker

adopted

Akio Baker

adopted

Luis Baker

adopted

Jarry Baker

adopted

Jean-Claude Baker

adopted

Noël Baker

adopted

Moïse Baker

adopted

Brahim Baker

adopted

Koffi Baker

adopted

Mara Baker

adopted

Josephine Baker Family

Josephine Baker's parents:

Josephine Baker's father was Eddie Carson Josephine Baker's mother was Carrie McDonald


Josephine Baker's children:

Josephine Baker's adopted daughter is Marianne Baker Josephine Baker's adopted daughter is Stellina Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Jeannot Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Akio Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Luis Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Jarry Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Jean-Claude Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Noël Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Moïse Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Brahim Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Koffi Baker Josephine Baker's adopted son is Mara Baker


Josephine Baker's former partners:

Josephine Baker was the fiance of Jean Menier Josephine Baker had an affair with Jacques Abtey Josephine Baker's former husband is Jean Lion Josephine Baker had an affair with Jacques Pills Josephine Baker had an affair with Claude Hopkins Josephine Baker's former husband is Billy Baker Josephine Baker's former husband is Willie Wells Josephine Baker's former husband is Jo Bouillon Josephine Baker is the former fiance of Claude Menier Josephine Baker had a relationship with Bob Brady