Sunday, April 12, 2009
The Tao of Sunday by Idy Tao, Courier Daily Editor
Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 - April 12, 1975), born was an American-born dancer, actress and singer. She was given the nicknames "Black Venus", "Black Pearl", and "Creole Goddess". She became a citizen of France in 1937.
Josephine Baker was born on June 3, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Tom Ado. Her father's identity is debated. It is often said that he was Eddie Carson, who certainly was the lover of Carrie McDonald.Her father is identified as vaudeville drummer Eddie Carson by the official biography of her estate; however, there are other sources that state that her father was a travelling Jewish salesman. She was of mixed ethnic background: Native American/African American. She descended from Apalachee Indians and Black slaves in South Carolina.
Learn more about Josephine Baker; visit the Official Site of Josephine Baker.