Jean-Claude Baker

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Jean-Claude Baker (born Jean-Claude Julien Léon Tronville, April 18, 1943 – January 15, 2015)[1] was a French-American restaurateur. He was born in Dijon, France.

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.[2] He became the last of twelve children adopted into Baker's Rainbow Family.[3][4][5]

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".[6]

Jean-Claude Baker died at his home in East Hampton, New York on January 15, 2015, of an apparent suicide.[7] He was 71.

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