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What happened to Josephine Baker's adopted children?

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A sad story of what sounds like exploitation under the guise of good intentions that had gone wrong and turned terrible for all of them. …As Baker's finances crumbled, she moved the Rainbow Tribe to Monaco to live in a less grand home paid for by ... read more

she actually adopted 8 children and her husband adopted 4 after her death. Jean-Claude nad Baker's son Jarry, 50 run a restaurant in Manhattan called Chez Josephine. another son lives in Argentina and the other surviving siblings remain in France where Baker died. read more

Josephine Baker dances the Charleston at the Folies-Bergère in Paris in 1926. Photo by French Walery/Creative Commons Beginning in 1953, almost 30 years after her first successful performances on the Paris stage, the singer and dancer Josephine Baker adopted 12 children from different countries, ranging from Finland to Venezuela. read more

It is the only image visitors see of Baker's 12 adopted children, and Bouillon is the only one of them who still travels, once a year, to Château des Milandes in France's southwestern Périgord region. read more

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