Book cover of Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy by Damien Lewisby Damien Lewis

Singer. Actress. Beauty. Spy. During WWII, Josephine Baker, the world’s richest and most glamorous entertainer, was an Allied spy in Occupied France. 

Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music-hall diva renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality; she was the highest-paid female performer in Europe. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she was banned from the stage, along with all “negroes and Jews.” Yet instead of returning to America, she vowed to stay and to fight the Nazi evil. Overnight, she went from performer to Resistance spy. 

Interview with the Author

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Josephine Baker, Singer and Spy with Damien Lewis
9/22/22           67 min

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Damien Lewis on Josephine Baker, the Flame of Resistance in WW2
6/4/22            53 min

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Episode 386 – Damien Lewis talks about his book, Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy
9/23/22         52 min

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Damien Lewis on a Profound Sense of Duty: What Josephine Baker had in Common With Queen Elizabeth II
9/12/22            41 min

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