Josephine: the hungry heart

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Cooper Square Press, Sep 25, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 532 pages
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This revelatory biography of Folies-Bergere dance Josephine Baker (1906-1975) is a study of struggle, triumph, and tragedy. Abandoned at birth, she battled racism, poverty, and sexism to become an international star.

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JOSEPHINE: The Hungry Heart

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Latest and perhaps best of several recent bios of Josephine Baker (e.g., Phyllis Rose's Jazz Cleopatra, 1989)—this one by the performer's semiadopted/fully discarded son (owner of a Manhattan ... Read full review

Josephine: the hungry heart

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Nearly two decades after her death, the legend of Josephine Baker continues to flourish. Subject of a number of books and recent films, "the most successful music hall performer ever to take the stage ... Read full review


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Chase joined CNN in 1980 to anchor Media Watch and stayed until 1986.