The Josephine Baker Story

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The Josephine Baker Story
Genre Biography
Screenplay by Ron Hutchinson
Story by Ron Hutchinson
Michael Zagor
Directed by Brian Gibson
Starring Lynn Whitfield
Rubén Blades
David Dukes
Craig T. Nelson
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Music by Georges Delerue
Carolyn Dennis (singing voice: Josephine Baker)[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Robert Halmi Jr.
Robert Halmi Sr.
David Puttnam
Producer(s) John Kemeny
Madeleine Henrié (associate producer)
Alisa Taylor (associate producer)
Cinematography Elemér Ragályi
Running time 130 minutes
Production company(s) Anglia Television
HBO Films
Sonar Entertainment
Distributor HBO
Original network HBO
Original release
  • March 16, 1991 (1991-03-16)

The Josephine Baker Story is an American television film that first aired on HBO on March 16, 1991. It stars Lynn Whitfield as Josephine Baker, who is regarded for being the first international African-American star, despite her more prominent success in Europe. The film was generally well received by critics and has become a success on home video and DVD. The original music score was composed by Georges Delerue. The film was nominated for several awards and won an Emmy Award for choreography by George Faison and for acting by Lynn Whitfield.



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