Thursday, September 6, 2012

Geminis - Josephine Baker

  June 3, 1906

Sun Gemini // Moon Libra // Asc Virgo

Interesting facts about Josephine Baker:  Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She appeared in the chorus lines of all-black revues on New York vaudeville stages, then travelled to Paris in 1925 as part of La Revue NegreBaker dropped out of school at the age of 12 and lived as a street child in the slums of St. Louis. Ernest Hemingway called her "… the most sensational woman anyone ever saw."After the war she fought for civil rights in the United States, returned to France and retired in 1956 to look after her 12 adopted children.

So many more interesting facts if you click on the link above. Too much to add in this bit. 

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