Jean-Claude Baker

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Jean-Claude Baker (born Jean-Claude Julien Léon Tronville, circa 1944, Dijon, France) is a French-American restaurateur.

He met U.S.-born French entertainer Josephine Baker while he was working as a bellhop in Paris at the age of fourteen in 1958.[1] He became the last of twelve children adopted into Baker's Rainbow Family.[2][3][4]

In 1994 he co-authored a biography of Josephine Baker, Josephine: The Hungry Heart, described as a "shocking look into the star's seriously whitewashed past".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, observer.com
  2. ^ Loud, Lance, "Mommie Gayest", The Advocate, March 22, 1994.
  3. ^ New York Times coverage of Jean-Claude Baker, May 11, 2000.
  4. ^ New York Daily News coverage of Jean-Claude Baker, May 6, 1999
  5. ^ Loud, Lance (March 1994). "Mommie gayest". The Advocate: 69.