Dancer and entertainer referred to as “Dark Pearl” and “Creole Goddess” and more popular by her Danse banane outfit. An activist in the Civil Privileges Movement, she used a “Rainbow Tribe” of orphans from numerous races. She grew up mainly by her mom, Carrie McDonald. Her property stated vaudeville drummer Eddie Carson to become her dad but he paid small brain to Baker and her mom. With her starring part in the 1934 film Zouzou, she became the 1st African-American female to celebrity in a significant film. She was wedded and divorced four instances and adopted a complete of 12 kids. Coretta Scott Ruler contacted her to request if she’d become a fresh innovator in the Civil Privileges Movement following the assassination of Martin Luther Ruler Jr., but Baker offered the opportunity, stating she would have to be about for her kids.