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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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 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:

(3/16/42) Radio: Appeared (as "Fay Duval") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Manpower". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Marlena Dietrichová | Maria Magdalene Sieber


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[when Paramount bought the rights to the book, 'Mommie Dearest'] I am shocked that Paramount bought that filthy book and made the frightful bitch who wrote it rich, and that rhymes. I did not know Joan Crawford but nobody deserves that kind of slaughter. Too bad she did not leave her where she found her, so she could now spit her poison in the slums of some big city. I hate her with a passion and... See more »


She demanded that Max Factor sprinkle half an ounce of real gold dust into her wigs to add glitter to her tresses during filming. See more »


Wearing tuxedoes, men's hats, and men's tailored suits See more »


Lili Marlene

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