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Marlene Dietrich

Dietrich at Expo 67, Montréal, Quebec
Born Marie Magdalene Dietrich
December 27, 1901
Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany
Died May 6, 1992 (aged 90)
Paris, France
Years active 1919 - 1984
Spouse(s) Rudolf Sieber (1924-1976)
Official website

Marlene Dietrich IPA: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtrɪç]; (December 27, 1901May 6, 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer and entertainer. She is regarded as the first German actress to become successful in Hollywood. Image File history File links Marlene_Dietrich_1967. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was the General Exhibition Category 1 Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... See also: 1918 in film 1919 1920 in film years in film film // Events February 5 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists Oscar Micheaux releases The Homesteader, becoming the first African-American to produce and direct a motion picture. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... Special Tony Award includes Lifetime Achievement Award: // 1947 Dora Chamberlain for unfailing courtesy as treasurer of the Martin Beck Theatre 1947 Mr. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... An entertainer is someone who is hired to entertain people. ... ...


Throughout her long career Dietrich constantly re-invented herself, starting as a cabaret singer, chorus girl and film actress in 1920s Berlin, she became a Hollywood movie star in the 1930s, a World War II frontline entertainer, and finally an international stage show performer from the 1950s to the 1970s, eventually becoming one of the entertainment icons of the 20th century. The American Film Institute ranked Dietrich No. 9 amongst the Greatest Female Stars of All Time. The Golden Twenties, in Berlin, Germany, were an exciting and extremely vibrant time in the history of Berlin, German history, and European history in general. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...

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Biography

Childhood

She was born Marie Magdalene Dietrich on December 27, 1901 in Schöneberg, a district of Berlin, Germany. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


She was the younger of two daughters (her sister Elisabeth was a year older) born to Louis Erich Otto Dietrich and Wilhelmina Elisabeth Josephine Dietrich (née Felsing). Dietrich's mother was from a well-to-do Berlin family who owned a clockmaking firm and her father was a police lieutenant who had served in the Franco-Prussian War. Her father died in 1907. Her father's best friend, Eduard von Losch, a first lieutenant in the Grenadiers courted her and they eventually married in 1916, but he died soon after as a result of injuries sustained during WWI. Combatants Second French Empire North German Confederation allied with South German states (later German Empire) Commanders Napoleon III François Achille Bazaine Patrice de Mac-Mahon, duc de Magenta Otto von Bismarck Helmuth von Moltke the Elder Strength 400,000 at wars beginning 1,200,000 Casualties 150,000...


Von Losch had never officially adopted the Dietrich children, hence Dietrich's surname was never von Losch, as is sometimes claimed. She was nicknamed "Lene" (pronounced Lay-na) within the family. Around the age of 11, she contracted her two first names to form the then-unusual name, Marlene.


Dietrich attended the Auguste Victoria School for Girls from 1906 - 1918. She studied the violin and became interested in theatre and poetry as a teenager. Her dreams of becoming a concert violinist were cut short when she injured her wrist.


Berlin in the 1920s: Early Career

In 1921, Dietrich auditioned unsuccessfully for theatrical director and impressario Max Reinhardt's drama academy; however, she soon found herself working in his theatres as a chorus girl and playing small roles in dramas, without attracting any special attention at first. Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt (born September 9, 1873 in Baden bei Wien; died October 31, 1943 in New York City) was an influential Austrian director and actor. ...


She made her film debut playing a bit part in the 1922 film, So sind die Männer. She met her future husband, Rudolf Sieber, on the set of another film made that year, Tragödie der Liebe. A bit part is a supporting acting role with at least one line of dialogue. ...


Dietrich and Sieber were married in May 1923. Her only child, daughter Maria Elisabeth Sieber, was born in 1924.


Dietrich continued to work on stage and in film both in Berlin and Vienna throughout the 1920s. On stage, she had roles of varying importance in Frank Wedekind's Pandora's Box, William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah and Misalliance. It was in musicals and revues, such as Broadway, Es Liegt in der Luft and Zwei Krawatten, however, that she attracted most attention. The 1920s they were sexy referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Benjamin Franklin Wedekind (July 24, 1864 - March 9, 1918) was a German playwright. ... Pandoras Box is a play by the Turkish author Mehmet Murat İldan, first published (in Turkish) as a story named Honeymoon in Naples in the story book Lovers of Samos Island in 2006 in Istanbul, by the Truva Publishing House. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Taming of the Shrew by Augustus Egg The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... For other uses, see A Midsummer Nights Dream (disambiguation). ... George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was a world-renowned Irish author. ... Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) is a 1921 series of five plays and a preface by George Bernard Shaw. ... Misalliance is a play written in 1909-1910 by the Nobel Prize-winning playwright G. Bernard Shaw. ...


By the late 1920s, she was also playing sizable parts on screen - the most notable films being Café Electric (1927), Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame (1928) and Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen (1929).


In 1929, though, she got the breakthrough role of Lola-Lola, a cabaret singer who causes the downfall of a hitherto respected schoolmaster, in UFA's production, The Blue Angel (1930). The film was directed by Josef von Sternberg, who thereafter took credit for having "discovered" Dietrich. The film is also noteworthy for having introduced Dietrich's signature song "Falling in Love Again". UFA logo Universum Film AG, better known as Ufa or UFA, was the principal film studio in Germany, home of the German film industry during the Weimar Republic and through World War II, and a major force in world cinema during its brief existence from 1917 to 1945. ... Der Blaue Engel (English: The Blue Angel) is a film directed by Josef von Sternberg in 1930, and is one of the most famous films made by Marlene Dietrich. ... Josef von Sternberg (29 May 1894 – 22 December 1969) was an Austrian-American film director. ... Falling in Love Again (Cant Help It) is the English language name for a 1930 song composed by Frederick Hollander as Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt. ...


Film star

From the trailer for A Foreign Affair (1948)
From the trailer for A Foreign Affair (1948)
From the trailer for Stage Fright (1950)
From the trailer for Stage Fright (1950)

On the strength of The Blue Angel's success, and with encouragement and promotion from von Sternberg, who was already established in Hollywood, Dietrich then moved to the U.S. on contract to Paramount. The studio sought to market Dietrich as a German answer to MGM's Swedish sensation Greta Garbo. Her first American film, Morocco, directed by von Sternberg, earned Dietrich her only Oscar nomination. A Foreign Affair is a 1948 film directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marlene Dietrich and Jean Arthur. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Stage Fright DVD cover Stage Fright is a 1950 Warner Bros. ... ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Greta redirects here. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Dietrich's most lasting contribution to film history was as the star of a series of six films directed by von Sternberg at Paramount between 1930 and 1935: Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, and The Devil is a Woman. Von Sternberg had seen potential in Dietrich that other German directors had missed (and which, even in retrospect, is not necessarily obvious even in The Blue Angel). In Hollywood he worked very effectively with Dietrich to create the image of a glamorous femme fatale. He encouraged her to lose weight and coached her intensively as an actress – she, in turn, was willing to trust him and follow his sometimes imperious direction in a way that a number of other performers resisted. A crucial part of the overall effect was created by von Sternberg's exceptional skill in lighting and photographing Dietrich to optimum effect — the use of light and shadow, including the impact of light passed through a veil or slatted blinds (as for example in Shanghai Express) — which, when combined with scrupulous attention to all aspects of set design and costumes, make this series of films among the most visually stylish in cinema history. Critics still debate vigorously how much of the credit belonged to von Sternberg and how much to Dietrich, but most would agree that neither consistently reached such heights again after Paramount fired von Sternberg and the two ceased to work together.[1] Dishonored is a 1931 romantic spy film made by Paramount Pictures. ... VHS cover of Shanghai Express Shanghai Express is a 1932 movie of the Pre-Code era starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong and Warner Oland. ... Blonde Venus is a 1932 drama film made by Paramount Pictures. ... The Scarlet Empress is a 1934 film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich as Catherine the Great. ... The Devil is a Woman is a 1935 film by Josef von Sternberg, adapted from the 1898 novel La Femme et le pantin by Pierre Louÿs. ... Convicted spy Mata Hari made her name synonymous with femme fatale during WWI. A femme fatale (plural: femmes fatales) is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. ...


Without von Sternberg, Dietrich was being labeled "box office poison" after her 1937 film, Knight Without Armour, proved an expensive flop. In 1939, however, her stardom was revived when she played the cowboy saloon girl Frenchie in the light-hearted western Destry Rides Again opposite James Stewart. The movie also introduced another favorite song, "See what the boys in the back room will have." She played a similar role in 1942 with John Wayne in The Spoilers. The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... Knight Without Armour is a 1937 historical English drama film made by London Films and distributed by United Artists. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich Destry Rides Again is a 1939 western film directed by George Marshall, starring James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, Allen Jenkins, Irene Hervey and Una Merkel. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... The Spoilers were a Southern California Punk Rock/New Wave band formed in 1978. ...


While she arguably never fully regained her former screen glory, she continued performing in the movies, including appearances for such distinguished directors as Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, in successful films that included A Foreign Affair, Witness for the Prosecution, Touch of Evil, Judgment at Nuremberg, and Stage Fright. Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A Foreign Affair is a 1948 film directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marlene Dietrich and Jean Arthur. ... Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 crime film based on a short story (and later play) by Agatha Christie. ... Touch of Evil (1958) is considered one of the last examples of film noir in the genres classic era (from the early 1940s until the late 1950s). ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ... Stage Fright DVD cover Stage Fright is a 1950 Warner Bros. ...


World War II

Marlene Dietrich signing a soldier's cast.
Marlene Dietrich signing a soldier's cast.

Dietrich's 1937 film, Knight Without Armour, was made in London for the Hungarian-born, Jewish producer Alexander Korda. In later interviews, she stated that she had been approached by representatives of the Nazi Party, asking her to return to Germany, but had turned them down flat. Dietrich became an American citizen in 1939. Knight Without Armour is a 1937 historical English drama film made by London Films and distributed by United Artists. ... Motto none Historically Regnum Mariae Patronae Hungariae (Latin) Kingdom of Mary the Patroness of Hungary Anthem Himnusz Hymn (God, bless the Hungarians) Hungary() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() [] Capital (and largest city) Budapest Official languages Hungarian (Magyar) Demonym Hungarian Government Parliamentary republic  -  President László Sólyom... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Sir Alexander Korda (September 16, 1893 - January 23, 1956) was a film director and producer, a leading figure in the British film industry and the founder of London Films. ... The National Socialist German Workers Party, (German: , or NSDAP, commonly known as the Nazi Party), was a political party in Germany between 1919 and 1945. ...


In December 1941, the U.S. entered World War II, and Dietrich became one of the first celebrities to raise war bonds. She entertained troops on the front lines in a USO revue that included future TV pioneer Danny Thomas as her opening act. Dietrich was known to have strong political convictions and the mind to speak them. Like many Weimar era German entertainers, she was a staunch anti-Nazi who despised antisemitism. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... An American War Bonds poster from 1942 War bonds are a type of savings bond used by combatant nations to help fund a war effort. ... USO is a TLA that may stand for: Unidentified submarine object Udaipur Solar Observatory Ultra stable oscillator Unidentified submarine object or Unidentified swimming object or Unidentified submersible object Union der Schülerorganisationen (uso. ... Danny Thomas (January 6, 1914 - February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor of Lebanese Maronite Catholic descent. ... Anthem Das Lied der Deutschen Germany during the Weimar period, with the Free State of Prussia (in blue) as the largest state Capital Berlin Language(s) German Government Republic President  - 1918-1925 Friedrich Ebert  - 1925-1933 Paul von Hindenburg Chancellor  - 1919 Philipp Scheidemann(first)  - 1933 Kurt von Schleicher (last) Legislature... Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism, also known as judeophobia) is prejudice and hostility toward Jews as a religious, racial, or ethnic group. ...


She recorded a number of anti-Nazi records in German for the OSS, including "Lili Marleen." She also played the musical saw to entertain troops. She sang for the Allied troops on the front lines in Algeria and France, and went into Germany with Generals James M. Gavin and George S. Patton. When asked why she had done this, in spite of the obvious danger of being within a few kilometers of German lines, she replied, "aus Anstand" — "it was the decent thing to do." The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency and was the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Special Forces, and Navy SEALs. ... Lili Marleen is a famous German love song which became very popular on both sides during World War II. A Lili Marleen and Lale Andersen memorial in Langeoog The words were written in 1915 during World War I by Hans Leip (1893-1983), a school teacher from Hamburg who had... Playing a musical saw A musical saw, also called a singing saw, is the application of a hand saw as a musical instrument. ... This article is about the independent states that comprised the Allies. ... James Maurice Jumpin Jim Gavin (born as James Nally Ryan; March 22, 1907-February 23, 1990 rose to the rank of Lieutenant General in the United States Army. ... George Patton redirects here. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ...


Dietrich was awarded the Medal of Freedom by the U.S. Government for her war work. She was also made a chevalier (later commandeur) of the Légion d'Honneur by the French government. The Presidential Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States and is bestowed by the President of the United States (the other award which is considered its equivalent is the Congressional Gold Medal, which is bestowed by an... Chiang Kai-sheks Légion dhonneur. ...


Recordings

Dietrich had a smoky and world-weary singing voice which she used to great effect in many of her films, on records and later during her world-wide concert tours. Kenneth Tynan called her voice her "third dimension." Ernest Hemingway thought that "if she had nothing more than her voice, she could break your heart with it."[2] Kenneth Peacock Tynan (April 2, 1927 - July 26, 1980), was an influential and often controversial British theatre critic and writer. ... Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 — July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. ...


Dietrich’s recording career spanned over half a century. Prior to international stardom, she recorded a duet, "Wenn die Beste Freundin", with Margo Lion. This song, with its lesbian overtones, was a hit in Berlin in 1928. This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ...


In 1930, she recorded English and German-language selections from her film, Der Blaue Engel, for Electrola in Berlin. It was at this time that she recorded Frederick Hollander’s "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" for the first time — it would become her theme song, to be sung in thousands of concerts and forever identified with her - although she personally hated it[citation needed]. Der Blaue Engel (English: The Blue Angel) is a film directed by Josef von Sternberg in 1930, and is one of the most famous films made by Marlene Dietrich. ... Frederick Holländer (October 18, 1896 - January 18, 1976) was an English-born composer of German descent. ... Falling in Love Again (Cant Help It) is the English language name for a 1930 song composed by Frederick Hollander as Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt. ...


A 1933 Parisian recording session for Polydor produced several classic tracks, including Franz Waxman’s "Allein in Einer Grossen Stadt." She recorded "The Boys in the Back Room" from Destry Rides Again for Decca Records in 1939. In 1945, she recorded her version of "Lili Marleen". James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich Destry Rides Again is a 1939 western film directed by George Marshall, starring James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, Allen Jenkins, Irene Hervey and Una Merkel. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Lili Marleen is a famous German love song which became very popular on both sides during World War II. A Lili Marleen and Lale Andersen memorial in Langeoog The words were written in 1915 during World War I by Hans Leip (1893-1983), a school teacher from Hamburg who had...


Dietrich signed with Columbia Records in the 1950s, with Mitch Miller as her producer. The 1950 LP Marlene Dietrich Overseas, with Dietrich singing German translations of American songs of the World War II era, was a prestige hit. She also recorded several duets with Rosemary Clooney; these tapped into a younger market and charted. Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Mitch Miller (born Mitchell William Miller, July 4, 1911) is an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ...


During the 1960s, Dietrich recorded several albums and many singles, mostly with Burt Bacharach at the helm of the orchestra. Dietrich in London, recorded live at the Queen’s Theatre in 1964, is an enduring document of Dietrich in concert. In 1972, Dietrich taped a television special, An Evening With Marlene Dietrich — also known as I Wish You Love — at the New London Theatre in London: the concert was re-released, with bonus material, as a 75-minute DVD in 2003.[3] This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


In 1978, her performance of the title track from her last film, Just a Gigolo, was issued as a single. She made her last recordings from her Paris apartment in 1987: spoken introductions to songs for a nostalgia album by Udo Lindenberg. Udo Lindenberg (born May 17, 1946 in Gronau) is a german rock musician and composer. ...


Asked by Maximillian Schell in his documentary Marlene (1984) which of her own recordings were her favorites, she replied that she thought Marlene Singt Berlin-Berlin (1964), an album featuring her singing old Berlin schlager (popular songs) was her best recorded work. Maximilian Schell (left) in the film Judgment at Nuremberg Maximilian Schell (born December 8, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Austrian actor in over 92 film/TV roles, as well as writer, director and producer of several films (IMDB). ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Marlene, also known in Germany as Marlene Dietrich - Porträt eines Mythos is a 1984 documentary film made by Maximilian Schell about the legendary film star Marlene Dietrich. ...


Stage and cabaret

From the early 1950s until the mid-1970s, Dietrich worked almost exclusively as a highly-paid cabaret artist, performing live in large theaters in major cities world-wide.


In 1953, Dietrich was offered a then substantial $30,000 per week to appear live at the Sahara Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The show was short, consisting only of a few songs associated with her. Her daring sheer costumes, designed by Jean Louis, attracted a lot of publicity and attention. This engagement was so successful that she was signed to appear at the Cafė de Paris in London the following year, and her Las Vegas contracts were also renewed. The Sahara Hotel and Casino is a hotel casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ... Jean Louis (born Jean Louis Berthauldt, October 5, 1907, Paris, France - April 20, 1997, Palm Springs, California, USA) was a U.S. costume designer and multiple Academy Award nominee in Costume Design. ...


It was the start of a new phase in Dietrich's career. When she signed Burt Bacharach as her musical arranger in the mid-1950s, her show started to evolve from a mere nightclub act to a more ambitious one-woman show featuring an array of new material. Her repertoire included songs from her films as well as popular songs of the day. Bacharach's arrangements helped to disguise Dietrich's limited vocal range and allowed her to perform her songs to maximum dramatic effect. This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ...


Her return to Germany in 1960 for a concert tour elicited a mixed response. Many Germans felt she had betrayed her homeland by her actions during World War II. During her performances at Berlin's Titania Palast theatre, protesters chanted, "Marlene Go Home!" On the other hand, Dietrich was warmly welcomed by other Germans, including Berlin mayor Willy Brandt. The tour was an artistic triumph, but a financial failure. She also undertook a tour of Israel around the same time, which was well-received; she sang some songs in German during her concerts, including a German version of Pete Seeger's anti-war anthem "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", thus breaking the unofficial taboo against the use of German in Israel. Willy Brandt, born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm (December 18, 1913 - October 8, 1992), was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969 – 1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964 – 1987. ... Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), better known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. ... Where Have All the Flowers Gone? is a folk song of the 1960s written by Pete Seeger and Joe Henderson. ...


She appeared at the Edinburgh Festival with Burt Bacharach as conductor in 1964 and 1965, and made appearances on Broadway twice (1967 and 1968), winning a special Tony Award for her performance. Her costumes (body-hugging dresses covered with thousands of crystals as well as a swansdown coat), body-sculpting undergarments, careful stage lighting (by Joe Davis) helped to preserve Dietrich's glamorous image well into old age. There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


In November 1972, a version of the show she had performed on Broadway was filmed in London. She was paid $250,000 for her co-operation, but Dietrich was unhappy with the result. The show was broadcast in the US and UK in January 1973.


Final years

Her show business career largely ended on September 29, 1975, when she broke her leg during a stage performance in Australia. She appeared briefly in the film, Just a Gigolo, in 1979, and wrote and contributed to several books during the 1980s. is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She spent her last decade mostly bed-ridden, in her apartment at no. 12 avenue Montaigne in Paris, during which time she was rarely seen in public but was a prolific letter-writer and phone-caller. It was widely assumed that Marlene had lost the ability to walk, but at this juncture of her life, she just preferred not to. Maximilian Schell persuaded Dietrich to be interviewed for his 1984 documentary Marlene, but she did not appear on screen. She began a close friendship with the biographer David Bret, one of the few people allowed inside her Paris apartment. Bret is thought to have been the last person outside her family that Dietrich spoke to, two days before her death: "I have called to say that I love you, and now I may die." She was in constant contact with her daughter, who came to Paris regularly to check on her. Her husband, Rudolf Sieber, had died of cancer on June 24, 1976. This article is about the capital of France. ... Maximilian Schell (born December 8, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Austrian actor who has appeared in over 92 film/television roles. ... Marlene, also known in Germany as Marlene Dietrich - Porträt eines Mythos is a 1984 documentary film made by Maximilian Schell about the legendary film star Marlene Dietrich. ... David Bret is a French-born author of celebrity books and one of Britain’s show business biographers. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Marlene Dietrich's gravestone in Berlin. The inscription reads "Hier steh ich an den Marken meiner Tage", (And reaching now the limit of my life), a paraphrased line from the sonnet Abschied vom Leben (Farewell from Life) by Theodor Körner.
Marlene Dietrich's gravestone in Berlin. The inscription reads "Hier steh ich an den Marken meiner Tage", (And reaching now the limit of my life), a paraphrased line from the sonnet Abschied vom Leben (Farewell from Life) by Theodor Körner.

In an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel in November 2005, her daughter and grandson claim that Marlene Dietrich was politically active during these years. She would keep contact with world leaders by telephone, running up a monthly bill of over US$3,000. Her contacts included Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The term sonnet derives from the Provençal word sonet and the Italian word sonetto, both meaning little song. ... Carl Theodore Korner Carl Theodor Körner (September 23, 1791 – August 26, 1813) was a German poet and soldier. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev[1] (Russian: , IPA: ; born 2 March 1931) is a Russian politician. ...


Dietrich died peacefully of renal failure on May 6, 1992, at the age of 90 in Paris. A service was conducted at La Madeleine in Paris before 3,500 mourners and a crowd of well-wishers outside. Her body, covered with an American flag, was then returned to Berlin where she was interred at the Städtischer Friedhof III, Berlin-Schöneberg, Stubenrauchstraße 43-45, in Friedenau Cemetery, near her mother's grave and not far away from the house where she was born. Renal failure or kidney failure is a situation in which the kidneys fail to function adequately. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Église de la Madeleine, Paris Léglise de la Madeleine, or Léglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (or simply La Madeleine), is a church in the 8th arrondissement of Paris that was designed as a temple to the glory of Napoleons army. ... Flag ratio: 7:12; nicknames: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Städtischer Friedhof III is a cemetery in the Friedenau district of the borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. ... Friedenau is a district within the Borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. ...


Private life

Unlike her professional celebrity, which was carefully crafted and maintained, Dietrich's personal life was kept out of public view. She married once, to Assistant director Rudolf Sieber, a Roman Catholic who later became an assistant director at Paramount Pictures in France responsible for foreign language dubbing. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


Her only child, Maria Elisabeth Sieber, was born in Berlin on December 13, 1924. She would later become an actress, primarily working in television, known as Maria Riva. When Maria gave birth to a son in 1948, Dietrich was dubbed "the world's most glamorous grandmother". is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ...


After Dietrich's death, Riva published an honest and highly acclaimed (pub. Alfred A. Knopf, 1993; reviewed by NY Times, l'Express, LA Times and others) biography of her mother.[opinion needs balancing]


Numerous affairs of Dietrich are known, both with the director who made her famous and with other actors, among them Brian Aherne, Maurice Chevalier and John Gilbert.[citation needed] In 1938 she met the writer Erich Maria Remarque, in 1941 the French actor and military hero Jean Gabin. Their relationship ended in the mid-1940s. During the 1950s, she had relationships with Edward R. Murrow and Yul Brynner.[citation needed] Her husband, with whom she stayed in touch, lived on a small ranch in San Fernando Valley California. Brian Aherne (May 2, 1902 – February 10, 1986) was an English film actor who found success in Hollywood. ... French singer Maurice Chevalier with stars of Hellzapoppin at Expo 67, in Montreal, Quebec. ... John Gilbert John Gilbert (July 10, 1899 - January 9, 1936) was an actor and major star of the silent film era. ... Erich Maria Remarque (June 22, 1898 – September 25, 1970) was the pseudonym of Erich Paul Remark, a German author. ... For other uses, see Gabin. ... Edward R. Ed Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist and media figure. ... Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920[1] – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born Broadway and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Estate

On October 24, 1993, the largest portion of her estate was sold to the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek — after U.S. institutions showed no interest — where it became the core of the exhibition at the Filmmuseum Berlin. The collection includes: over 3,000 textile items from the 1920s through the 1990s, including film and stage costumes as well as over a thousand items from Dietrich's personal wardrobe; 15,000 photographs, by Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst, George Hurrell, Lord Snowdon, Eugene Robert Richee, and Edward Steichen; 300,000 pages of documents, including correspondence with Burt Bacharach, Yul Brynner, Maurice Chevalier, Noel Coward, Jean Gabin, Ernest Hemingway, Karl Lagerfeld, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, Erich Maria Remarque, Josef von Sternberg, Orson Welles, and Billy Wilder; as well as other items like film posters and sound recordings.[4] Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (January 14, 1904 – January 18, 1980) was an English fashion and portrait photographer and a stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. ... Horst P. Horst, born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann, (August 14, 1906 - November 18, 1999) was a photographer best known for his photographs of women and fashion taken while working for Vogue. ... George Hurrell (June 1, 1904 - May 17, 1992) was a photographer who made a significant contribution to the image of glamour presented by Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Antony Armstrong-Jones, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1958 Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (born March 7, 1930) is a well-known photographer, Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, and the former husband of the late Princess Margaret. ... Edward Steichen, photographed by Fred Holland Day Edward Steichen (March 27, 1879–March 25, 1973) was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator, born in Bivange, Luxembourg. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920[1] – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born Broadway and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor. ... French singer Maurice Chevalier with stars of Hellzapoppin at Expo 67, in Montreal, Quebec. ... Noël Peirce Coward (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) was an Academy Award winning English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ... For other uses, see Gabin. ... Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 — July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. ... Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on September 10, 1933) is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers of the late 20th century He has collaborated with a variety of different fashion labels, with Chloé, Fendi and Chanel the most notable. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Erich Maria Remarque (June 22, 1898 – September 25, 1970) was the pseudonym of Erich Paul Remark, a German author. ... Josef von Sternberg (29 May 1894 – 22 December 1969) was an Austrian-American film director. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ...


The contents of Dietrich's Manhattan apartment, along with other personal effects such as jewelry and items of clothing, were sold by public auction by Sotheby's (Los Angeles) on 1 November 1997.[5] The apartment itself (located at 993 Park Avenue) was sold for $615 000 in 1998.[6] Sothebys (NYSE: BID) is the worlds second oldest international auction house in continuous operation. ... Park Avenue in the Upper East Side (2004) Park Avenue runs north and south between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan in New York City. ...


Image and legacy

German stamp issued in 1997 in the Women in German history series
German stamp issued in 1997 in the Women in German history series

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Dietrich was a fashion icon to the top designers as well as a screen icon that later stars would follow. She once said, "I dress for myself. Not for the image, not for the public, not for the fashion, not for men." Her public image and some of her movies included strong sexual undertones, including bisexuality. Bisexual redirects here. ...


A significant volume of academic literature, especially since 1975, analyzes Dietrich's image, as created by the movie industry, within various theoretical frameworks, including that of psycho-analysis. Emphasis is placed, inter alia, on the "fetishistic" manipulation of the female image.[7]


In 1992, a plaque was unveiled at Leberstraße 65 in Berlin-Schöneberg, the site of Dietrich's birth.


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Luxury pen manufacturer MontBlanc produced a Limited edition 'Marlene Dietrich' pen to commemorate her life. It is Platinum-plated and has an encrusted deep blue Sapphire. Montblanc International GmbH is a German manufacturer of writing instruments, watches and accessories, often identified by their famous White Star logo. ... The term special edition implies a kind of an extraordinary, rare quality. ... General Name, Symbol, Number platinum, Pt, 78 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 6, d Appearance grayish white Standard atomic weight 195. ... For other uses, see Sapphire (disambiguation). ...


After some controversy, it was decided not to name a street after Dietrich in Berlin-Schöneberg, her birthplace.[8] Rather, on November 8, 1997, the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz was unveiled in Berlin to honor Dietrich. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


She was made an honorary citizen of Berlin on 16 May 2002.


Pop culture references

  • Dietrich is the subject of "Marlene on the Wall", a song by Suzanne Vega. [9]
  • Peter Murphy's 1995 song "Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem" references a scene from the documentary film Marlene, where Dietrich read the poem "Der Liebe Dauer" (by Ferdinand Freiligrath). The poem had been a favourite of Dietrich's mother.[10]
  • In the movie Aliens (1986), Cynthia Dale Scott's character Cpl. Dietrich has Blue Angel written on her weapon, a nod to Dietrich's movie The Blue Angel.[11]
  • Dietrich recordings have been used on the soundtracks of several films, including The Anniversary Party (performing "I May Never Go Home Anymore"), Fight Club (performing "No Love, No Nothin'") and Scenes From A Mall (performing "You Do Something To Me").
  • David Bowie arrived with a Dietrich photo book at the cover shoot of his album Hunky Dory (photography credited to Brian Ward) - "a perfect metaphor for this album's visionary blend of gay camp, flashy rock guitar and saloon-piano ballad" according to Rolling Stone magazine.[13]
"You talk like Marlene Dietrich,"

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Filmography

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Discography (selected)

Albums

  • 1951: Marlene Dietrich Overseas
  • 1954: Live at the Café de Paris
  • 1959: Dietrich in Rio
  • 1960: Wiedersehen mit Marlene
  • 1964: Marlene singt Berlin
  • 1964: Die neue Marlene
  • 1964: Dietrich in London

Singles (selected)

  • 1928: Wenn die beste Freundin
  • 1928: Es liegt in der Luft
  • 1930: Nimm Dich in acht vor blonden Frauen
  • 1930: Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt
  • 1930: Falling in Love Again
  • 1930: Ich bin die fesche Lola
  • 1930: Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte
  • 1930: Kinder, heut' abend, da such' ich mir was aus
  • 1931: Leben ohne Liebe kannst du nicht
  • 1931: Give Me the Man
  • 1931: Peter
  • 1931: Quand L´Amour meuret
  • 1931: Johnny, wenn du Geburtstag hast
  • 1933: Mein blondes Baby
  • 1933: Ja so bin ich
  • 1933: Allein in einer großen Stadt
  • 1933: Wo ist der Mann?
  • 1939: The Boys in the Backroom
  • 1945: Lili Marleen (English version)
  • 1954: Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin
  • 1960: Lili Marleen (German version)
  • 1962: Sag mir wo die Blumen sind
  • 1963: Für alles kommt die Zeit
  • 1964: Die Antwort weiß ganz allein der Wind
  • 1964: Der Trommelmann
  • 1965: Such Trying Times
  • 1966: Still war die Nacht
  • 1978: Just a Gigolo

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Compliations (selected)

  • 1949: Souvenir Album
  • 1952: M.D. Live 1932-1952
  • 1959: Lili Marlene
  • 1969: Marlene Dietrich
  • 1973: The Best of Marlene Dietrich
  • 1974: Das war mein Milljöh
  • 1982: Her Complete Decca Recordings
  • 1992: The Marlene Dietrich Album
  • 1992: Art Deco Marlene Dietrich
  • 2007: Marlene Dietrich with the Burt Bacharach Orchestra

Radio

Notable appearances include:

  • Lux Radio Theater: The Legionnaire and the Lady opposite Clark Gable (1 August 1936)
  • Lux Radio Theater: Desire opposite Herbert Marshall (22 July 1937)
  • Lux Radio Theater: song of Songs opposite Douglas Fairbanks, Jr (20 December 1937)
  • The Chase and Sanborn Program with Edgar Bergen and Don Ameche (2 June 1938)
  • Lux Radio Theater: Manpower opposite Edward G Robinson and George Raft (15 March 1942)
  • The Gulf Screen Guild Theater: Pittsburgh opposite John Wayne (12 April 1943)
  • Theatre Guild on the Air: Grand Hotel opposite Ray Milland (24 March 1948)
  • Studio One: Arabesque (29 June 1948)
  • Theatre Guild on the Air: The Letter opposite Walter Pidgeon (3 October 1948)
  • Ford Radio Theater: Madame Bovary opposite Claude Rains (8 October 1948)
  • Screen Director's Playhouse: A Foreign Affair opposite Rosalind Russell and John Lund (5 March 1949)
  • MGM Theatre of the Air: Anna Karenina (9 December 1949)
  • MGM Theatre of the Air: Camille (6 June 1950)
  • Lux Radio Theater: No Highway in the Sky opposite James stewart (21 April 1952)
  • Screen Director's Playhouse: A Foreign Affair opposite Lucille Ball and John Lund (1 March 1951)
  • The Big Show starring Tallullah Bankhead (2 October 1951)
  • The Child, with Godfrey Kenton, radio play produced by Richard Imison for BBC on 18 August 1965

She made several appearances on AFRS shows like The Army Hour and Command Performance during the war years. In 1952, she had her own series on ABC entitled, Cafe Istanbul. During 1953 - 1954, she starred in 38 episodes of Time for Love on CBS. She recorded 94 short inserts, "Dietrich Talks on Love and Life", for NBC's Monitor in 1958. Lux Radio Theater, one of the genuine classic radio anthology series (NBC Blue Network (1934-1935); CBS (1935-1954); NBC (1954-1955)) adapted first Broadway stage works, and then (especially) films to hour-long live radio presentations. ... The Screen Guild Theater was a popular radio anthology series during the Golden Age of Radio that began airing on the CBS network on January 8, 1939 and lasted for fourteen seasons and 527 episodes. ... Ford Theatre was an anthology television series broadcast in the United States in 1940s and 1950s. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... American Forces Network, or AFN - the acronym that its most commonly known as, is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its networks worldwide. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about the television network. ...


Dietrich gave many radio interviews worldwide on her concert tours. In 1960, her show at the Tuschinski in Amsterdam was broadcast live on Dutch radio. Her 1962 appearance at the Olympia in Paris was also broadcast. Pathé Tuschinski is a movie theater in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, originally exploited by Abraham Icek Tuschinski, who had it built in 1921 at a cost of 4 million guilders, in a spectacular mix of styles, as designed by Hijman Louis de Jong; Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art... The Olympias entrance and billboard Paris Olympia is a music hall at 28, Blvd. ...


Television

Complete list of television appearances (excluding news footage):

  • Unicef Gala (Düsseldorf, 1962): Guest Appearance
  • Cirque d' Hiver (Paris, 9 March 1963): Cameo as "Garcon de Piste"
  • Deutsche-Schlager-Festspiele (Baden-Baden, 1963): Guest Appearance
  • Grand Gala du Disque (Edison Awards) (The Hague, 1963): Guest Appearance
  • Galakväll pa Berns (Stockholm, 1963): Concert, with introduction by Karl Gerhardt and orchestra conducted by Burt Bacharach
  • Royal Variey Performance (London, 4 November 1963): Guest Appearance
  • The Stars Shine for Jack Hylton (London, 1965): Guest Appearance
  • The Magic of Marlene (Melbourne, October 1965): Concert, with orchestra conducted by William Blezard.
  • The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (New York, 21 April 1968): Acceptance Speech
  • Guest Star Marlene Dietrich (Copenhagen - for Swedish Television, 1970): Interview
  • I Wish You Love (An Evening with Marlene Dietrich) (London, 23 & 24 November 1972): Concert TV Special, with orchestra conducted by Stan Freeman.

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Further reading

Books by Marlene Dietrich

  • Dietrich, Marlene and Attanasio, Salvator [Translation] (1989). "Marlene". Grove Press. ISBN 0-802-11117-3
  • Dietrich, Marlene (1962). "Marlene Dietrich's ABC". Doubleday.
  • Dietrich, Marlene and Helnwein, Gottfried [Photographs] (1990). "Some Facts About Myself". Edition Cantz.

Biographies

  • Bach, Steven (1992). Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-42553-8
  • Bret, David (1993). Marlene, My Friend. Robson, London
  • Spoto, Donald (1992). Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich. William Morrow and Company, Inc. ISBN 0-688-07119-8
  • Riva, Maria (1994). Marlene Dietrich. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-38645-0. 
  • McLellan, Diana (2001). The Girls : Sappho Goes to Hollywood. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-28320-2. 
  • Riva, David J. (2006). A Woman at War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3249-8. 

References

  1. ^ See, for example, the entries for Dietrich and von Sternberg in David Thompson, "A Biographical Dictionary of the Cinema."
  2. ^ Ernest Hemingway’s Letters to Actress Marlene Dietrich to be Made Available for the First Time by JFK Library. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  3. ^ [1]I Wish You Love Production Schedule
  4. ^ Marlene Dietrich: Berlin. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  5. ^ BBC News: Dietrich fans scramble to pick up actress's treasures. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  6. ^ "Recent Transactions in the Real Estate Market" (New York Observer).
  7. ^ academy award - bookforum.com / in print
  8. ^ [2]The German-Hollywood Connection: Dietrich's Street
  9. ^ Suzanne Vega: Marlene on the Wall
  10. ^ Tori Amos: Here In My Head (Lyrics: Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem
  11. ^ Aliens IMDB Page: Movie References
  12. ^ The Rock and Roll Report: "Cover Story – Queen - Queen II, art direction and photography by Mick Rock"
  13. ^ Superseventies: David Bowie - Hunky Dory

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NAME Dietrich, Marlene
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DATE OF BIRTH December 27, 1901
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DATE OF DEATH May 6, 1992
PLACE OF DEATH Paris, France

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