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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 12:16 am:   

None of you know what you're talking about, although Cynique is old enough that she should know better.

Josephine Baker was dark brown. Nobody darkened her in her films. She swims out of the ocean in Princess TamTam with dark brown skin. In every movie she's dark brown. In her t.v. special in the 1960's, she is darker than Diahann Carroll. Her hair was nappy in every movie and then they "conk" it. Go rent "Princess TamTam" and "ZouZou".

If she is mixed, then it sure didn't show in her movies and televised appearances. People are confusing her with Lynn Whitfield, the actress who played her and the lightened 1940's photos. The woman was noticably dark brown and wasn't given the lead in a Harlem play "Shuffle Along" because she was "too darkskinned" to be the leading lady, she left for Paris the next day.

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