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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 06:19 AM

32. Yeah, Ms. Baker, so charming an Italian count and an Hungarian calvary

captain fought a duel over her with swords! until she stopped them from killing each other when the captain injured the count.

Anyway, she and Lucky Luciano may have known each other. Luciano once said, "When I was Charlie Lucky Luciano I dated some black celebrities and the mob called me a corleone." I don't know the meaning of corleone but the rumor is he dated Baker and Dorothy Dandridge.

Her life was amazing, besides being a celebrated singer/actress/dancer/French Resistance spy during WWII/Civil Rights activists making her the Colin Kaeparnickof her times, she was the only female speaker during the March on Washington, speaking just before Dr. King. After King's assassination, Coretta Scott King asked Baker to become the leader of the movement. She declined stating that she had too many young children (12 adopted) to care for.

She said in the speech, "I am not a young woman now, friends. My life is behind me. There is not too much fire burning inside me. And before it goes out, I want you to use what is left to light that fire in you. So that you can carry on, and so that you can do those things that I have done. Then, when my fires have burned out, and I go where we all go someday, I can be happy."



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