The Josephine Baker Story

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The Josephine Baker Story
Directed by Brian Gibson
Screenplay by Ron Hutchinson
Story by Ron Hutchinson
Michael Zagor
Starring Lynn Whitfield
Rubén Blades
David Dukes
Craig T. Nelson
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Music by Georges Delerue
Release dates
  • March 16, 1991 (1991-03-16)
Running time
130 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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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