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The Josephine Baker Story (1991)

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TV Movie | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success takes Josephine to Paris where her semi-nude dancing ...See moreBorn poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success takes Josephine to Paris where her semi-nude dancing causes an international sensation. Through her marriages to an Italian pseudo-count and an orchestra leader, to her bond with army officer Sydney Williams, Josephine's life is a rollercoaster ride of love and rejection from both her lovers and her country. But semi-nude, or head-to-toes in sequins; in battle fatigues or rags - her beauty and ambition ensured that Josephine Baker will always be remembered as the first, and possibly most loved, truly international star. Written by HBO Home Video See less
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Ron Hutchinson (story) (teleplay) | Michael Zagor (story)
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Updated Mar 16, 1991

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Mar 16, 1991 (United States)

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71 cast members
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Lynn Whitfield
Josephine Baker Josephine Baker   See fewer
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Rubén Blades
Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino   See fewer
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David Dukes
Jo Bouillon Jo Bouillon   See fewer
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Sidney Williams Sidney Williams   See fewer
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Craig T. Nelson
Walter Winchell Walter Winchell   See fewer
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Kene Holiday
Sidney Bechet (as Kene Holliday) Sidney Bechet (as Kene Holliday)   See fewer
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Vivian Bonnell
Josephine's Mother Josephine's Mother   See fewer
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Mayah McCoy
Josephine -Age 8 Josephine -Age 8   See fewer
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Ainslie Currie
Josephine - Age 13 Josephine - Age 13   See fewer
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Pierre Magny
Poul Colin Poul Colin   See fewer
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Franco Britt
Victor (as Franco Iiriti) Victor (as Franco Iiriti)   See fewer
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George Faison
Emcee in Harlem Club Emcee in Harlem Club   See fewer
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Robert Lesser
Copa City Manager Copa City Manager   See fewer
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Luis Reyes
Josephine's Father Josephine's Father   See fewer
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Vivienne Eytle
Josephine's Sister Josephine's Sister   See fewer
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Frédéric Norbert
The dancer The dancer   See fewer
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Eartha Robinson
Female Singer / Dancer Female Singer / Dancer   See fewer
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Paula Brown
Amateur Female Singer / Dancer Amateur Female Singer / Dancer   See fewer
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Ann Harrington
Cruel Woman Cruel Woman   See fewer
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Zoltán Gera
Folies Bergeres Producer Folies Bergeres Producer   See fewer
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Gábor Csíkos
French Cab Driver French Cab Driver   See fewer
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Noel Weekes Jr.
Soldier from St. Louis Soldier from St. Louis   See fewer
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Péter Kertész
Casablanca Doctor Casablanca Doctor   See fewer
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Gregory Orr
New York Hotel Manager New York Hotel Manager   See fewer
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János Gosztonyi
Bobino Theatre Manager Bobino Theatre Manager   See fewer
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Tibor Kenderesi
Priest (as Tibor Kenderessy) Priest (as Tibor Kenderessy)   See fewer
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Steven R. McGlothen
American Reporter in Press Conference (as Steve McGlothen) American Reporter in Press Conference (as Steve McGlothen)   See fewer
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Richard Rothenstein
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Debbie Javor
American Woman at Party (as Deborah Javor) American Woman at Party (as Deborah Javor)   See fewer
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Dance Teacher (as Ivan Angelus) Dance Teacher (as Ivan Angelus)   See fewer
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András Márton
Pepito's Doctor Pepito's Doctor   See fewer
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Dean Tschetter
New York Critic New York Critic   See fewer
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Richard Battagna
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Reporter at Stork Club Reporter at Stork Club   See fewer
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András Monory Mész
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Jimmy Smith
Bell Boy Bell Boy   See fewer
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Laszlo Dozsa Jr.
Stork Club Waiter Stork Club Waiter   See fewer
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Fajer Khaled
Casablanca Nurse Casablanca Nurse   See fewer
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János Vészi
Lover in New York Lover in New York   See fewer
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Attila Lõte
Court Official Court Official   See fewer
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Darrel W. Wright
Dancer (as Darrel Wright) Dancer (as Darrel Wright)   See fewer
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Adrian Bailey
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Cedric Lee Bradley
Dancer (as Cedric Bradley) Dancer (as Cedric Bradley)   See fewer
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Taj Foster
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Kiki Shephard
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Eric James
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Monika Zsiros
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Jozsef Bauer
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Helga Szabó
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Mónika Czár
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Lásló Oláh
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Éva Molnár
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Michael Kropf
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Vera Kun
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Imre Németh
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Csilla Szoboszlay
Dancer (as Csilla Szoboszlai) Dancer (as Csilla Szoboszlai)   See fewer
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János Kaczor
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Helga Gryöri
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Marie Carter
Hotel Maid Hotel Maid   See fewer
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Michael Mehlmann
American Reporter in Press Conference (uncredited) American Reporter in Press Conference (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,076 votes