In the late 1960's, she began having financial difficulties, and stopped performing in 1968. Princess Grace offered her a home in Monaco when she learned of Josephine's financial problems. At the request of Princess Grace, she performed at Monaco's summer ball in 1974, and was a great success. That same year, she staged a week of performances in New York and called the show 'An Evening with Josephine Baker.' She had just begun a Paris revue celebrating her half-century on the stage, when on April 10 she was stricken and went into a coma. She died without regaining consciousness [on April 12, 1975]. Her funeral was held in Paris, and she was buried in Monaco.
These photos are all from the 1950's-1960's...She's wearing Dior in the one where she's singing and holding a fur stole.
(mdhs.org; chanson.udenap.org; cmgww.com; photographicimage.com)
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