Throughout her life, Baker drew on her personal experiences to shape her performances. In turn, she transformed her everyday environments into stage sets where exciting dramas unfurled.
Josephine lived her life passionately, having four husbands and driving men to such passion that one killed himself at her feet.
Josephine was unable to conceive but adopted orphans from every country she toured - she hoped to create a 'rainbow tribe' of all cultures, races and religions. When she died in 1975 twenty thousand people attended her funeral in Paris.
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