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Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992)

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator then as a cabaret singer. In 1924, she married and... See full bio »


(age 90) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2001 Transfixed (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "Jonny")
 2001 The Anniversary Party (performer: "I May Never Go Home Anymore")
 1999 Fight Club (performer: "No Love, No Nothin'")
 1997 Breaking Up (performer: "COME RAIN OR COME SHINE")
 1997 Heaven's Burning (performer: "ANOTHER SPRING, ANOTHER LOVE")
 1996 The Delicate Art of the Rifle (performer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "Blowing In The Wind")
 1994 El detective y la muerte (performer: "I've Been in Love Before" - as Marlène Dietrich)
 1991 Scenes from a Mall (performer: "You Do Something to Me")
 1989 Berliner Tag (performer: "LILI MARLEN")
 1978 Just a Gigolo (performer: "Just A Gigolo")
 1974 La jeune fille assassinée (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "Ich bin die fesche Lola")
 1973 The Mother and the Whore (performer: "Falling in Love Again")
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (performer: "The Man's in the Navy" - uncredited)
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg (performer: "Lili Marleen")
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution (performer: "I May Never Go Home Anymore")
 1956 The Montecarlo Story (performer: "Indiana", "Les Jeux Sont Faits")
 1955 I Am a Camera (performer: "Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin")
 1952 Der Fürst von Pappenheim (performer: "wer wird denn weinen,wenn mann auseinander geht")
 1952 Rancho Notorious (performer: "Get Away Young Man")
 1950 Stage Fright (performer: "The Laziest Gal in Town" (1950), "La vie en rose" (1946), "Love Is Lyrical (Whisper Sweet Little Nothing to Me)" (1950) - uncredited)
 1948 A Foreign Affair (performer: "Black Market", "Illusions", "The Ruins of Berlin" - uncredited)
 1946 The Secret Heart (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love")
 1944 Kismet (performer: "Tell Me, Tell Me, Evening Star" (1944) - uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing (performer: "I Find Love")
 1941 Manpower (performer: "He Lied and I Listened" (1941))
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans (performer: "Sweet Is the Blush of May")
 1940 Seven Sinners (performer: "I've Been in Love Before" (1940), "The Man's in the Navy" (1940), "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (1928) (uncredited))
 1939 Destry Rides Again (performer: "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have" (1939), "You've Got That Look" (1939), "Little Joe, the Wrangler" (1939) - uncredited)
 1937 Angel (performer: "Angel" (1937))
 1936 Desire (performer: "Awake in a Dream")
 1935 The Devil Is a Woman (performer: "Three Sweethearts Have I")
 1935 Regine (performer: "You Have Taken My Soul")
 1934 Ihr größter Erfolg (performer: "Hobellied")
 1933 March of the Movies (performer: "Falling in Love Again")
 1933 The Song of Songs (performer: "Heideroslein", "Jonny" - uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus (performer: "Hot Voodoo", "You Little So-and-So", "I Couldn't Be Annoyed")
 1932 Stürme der Leidenschaft (performer: "Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöhre")
 1931 Dishonored ("Donauwellen (Danube Waves)") / (performer: "Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 'Moonlight'")
 1931 Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (performer: "Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte...")
 1930 Morocco (performer: "Quand l'amour meurt" (1904), "What Am I Bid for My Apple?" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The Blue Angel (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "Ich bin die fesche Lola", "Nimm Dich in Acht vor blonden Frau'n", "Kinder, heut' abend, da such' ich mir was aus" - uncredited)
 1929 Why Cry at Parting? (performer: "Wer wird denn weinen wenn man auseinander geht")
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Other Works:

(6/1/36) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" production of "The Legionnaire and the Lady". See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 28 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 18 Articles | 52 Pictorials | 83 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Marlena Dietrichová | Maria Magdalene Sieber


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[on Orson Welles] When I talk with him, I feel like a tree that has been watered. See more »


She sucked lemon wedges between takes to keep her mouth muscles tight. See more »


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