Years of dyeing her hair had burned her scalp and left her almost bald. Her legs were swathed in bandages to protect them from strain, and her health was failing. In 1973, she had a heart attack and a stroke. But Josephine was indefatigable. In April 1975, her admirers arranged for her to perform a revue in Paris, celebrating 50 years since she conquered the city. The moment Josephine stepped on stage she was transformed from frail elderly lady to a sparkling star.