The Josephine Baker Story
|The Josephine Baker Story|
|Screenplay by||Ron Hutchinson|
|Story by||Ron Hutchinson
|Directed by||Brian Gibson|
Craig T. Nelson
Louis Gossett, Jr.
|Music by||Georges Delerue
Carolyn Dennis (singing voice: Josephine Baker)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert Halmi Jr.
Robert Halmi Sr.
Madeleine Henrié (associate producer)
Alisa Taylor (associate producer)
|Running time||130 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Anglia Television
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.
- Lynn Whitfield as Josephine Baker
- Rubén Blades as Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino
- David Dukes as Jo Bouillon
- Louis Gossett, Jr. as Sidney Williams
- Craig T. Nelson as Walter Winchell
- Kene Holliday as Sidney Bechet
- Vivian Bonnell as Josephine's mother
- Vivienne Eytle as Josephine's sister
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