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Josephine Baker

  • Sex was a pleasurable form of exercise, like dancing.

    • Josephine Baker,
    • in Phyllis Rose, Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time ()
  • I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on.

    • Josephine Baker,
    • in Jean-Claude Baker and Chris Chase, Josephine Baker: The Hungry Heart ()
  • Is that what they call a vocation, what you do with joy as if you had fire in your heart, the devil in your body?

    • Josephine Baker,
    • in Jean-Claude Baker and Chris Chase, Josephine Baker: The Hungry Heart ()
  • My face and rump were famous! I could honestly say that I'd been blessed with an intelligent derrière. Most people's were only good to sit on!

Josephine Baker, U.S.-born French dancer, singer, actor

(1906 - 1975)

Born: Freda Josephine McDonald.