Marlene Dietrich
(1901-1992)

woman, actress, and singer

Died aged c. 91

Marlene Dietrich (born Marie Magdalene Dietrich; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich maintained popularity throughout her unusually long show business career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the 1920s, in Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (1930), directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and resulted in a contract with Paramount Pictures. Dietrich starred in Hollywood films such as Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932) and Desire (1936). She successfully traded on her glamorous persona and "exotic" looks, cementing her super-stardom and becoming one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile entertainer. Although she still made occasional films after World War II, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a marquee live-show performer. Dietrich was noted for her humanitarian efforts during the War, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support, and even advocating their US citizenship. For her work on improving morale on the front lines in WWII, she received several honors from the US, France, Belgium, and Israel.In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

»Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind« Marlene Dietrich 27.12.1901-6.5.1992 Schauspielerin und Sängerin. Sie gehört zu den wenigen deutschen Schauspielerinnen die internationale Bedeutung erlangten. Trotz verlockender Angebote durch das NS-Regime emigrierte sie in die USA und wurde amerikanische Staatsbürgerin. 2002 verlieh ihr die Staadt Berlin posthum die Ehrenbürgerwürde. »Ich bin, Gott sie Dank, Berlinerin«

English translation: "Where have all the flowers gone" Marlene Dietrich 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992 Actress and Singer She was one of the few German actresses that attained international significance. Despite tempting offers by the Nazi regime, she emigrated to the USA and became an American citizen. In 2002, the city of Berlin posthumously made her an honorary citizen. "I am, thank God, a Berliner."

65 Leberstrasse, Schoneberg , Berlin, Germany where they was born (1901)

Geburtshaus der Marlene Dietrich. Die Blonde Venus, Destry Rides Again, A Foreign Affair, Der Blaue Engel, Marokko, Shanghai Express, Angel

Leberstraße 65, Berlin, Germany where they was born (1901)