The Josephine Baker Story

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The Josephine Baker Story

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The Josephine Baker Story

Release Date: March 16, 1991

Year    :   1991
Slogan    :   «Before Madonna. Before Marilyn. There was Josephine.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Music, Romance, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   HBO Films
Director    :   Brian Gibson
Producers    :   David Puttnam, John Kemeny, Reuben Cannon, Robert Halmi Sr., Robert Halmi Jr., Carol Dudley, Madeleine Henrié, Alisa Taylor, Kálmán Balogh
Writers    :   Ron Hutchinson, Ron Hutchinson, Michael Zagor
RunTime    :   130 mins.

Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920s and 1930s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975. Written by John Sacksteder

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