Born on this day in 1906, she was known by many nicknames including the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus,” “Jazz Cleopatra,” and the “Creole Goddess” prior to her death in 1975.
Learn more about this inspiring woman here and here.
And please take a moment now to enjoy this vintage video clip of La Baker (wearing an awesome headdress!) performing in Paris, 1955.
Bon anniversaire, Josephine!
h/t Jean-Marie Terrasse