Papich was a contract choreographer at 20th Century Fox in the 1950s and worked such films as "Desiree," "The Egyptian," "The Silver Chalice," "Demetrius and the Gladiators" and "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."
Papich's book about Baker, "Remembering Josephine" was published in 1976.
Papich's only known survivor is Wood, his partner of 33 years.
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