Marlene Dietrich (I) (1901–1992)

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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 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Judgment at Nuremberg Mrs. Bertholt
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 2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (performer: "Illusions")
 2017 Babylon Berlin (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (performer: "Das ist Berlin wie's weint, das ist Berlin wie's lacht" - uncredited)
 2017 I Love Dick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ilinx (2017) ... (performer: "Sag' mir, wo die Blumen sind" - uncredited)
 2016 Personal Shopper (performer: "Das Hobellied")
 2016 My First Apartamento: JD Samson (Documentary short) (performer: "Symphonie d'Amour")
 2016 Whoever Was Using This Bed (Short) (performer: "You Do Something To Me")
 2015 Worlds Apart (performer: "You Do Something to Me")
 2015 Chico: Artista Brasileiro (Documentary) (performer: "Falling in Love Again")
 2015/I A Perfect Day (performer: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", "ONE FOR THE ROAD")
 2014-2015 Gotham (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Under the Knife (2015) ... (performer: "You're the Cream in My Coffee" - uncredited)
- The Mask (2014) ... (performer: "Come Rain Or Come Shine" - uncredited)
 2015 Danny Says (Documentary) (performer: "Boys in the Backroom")
 2013 Stars of the Silver Screen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Marlene Dietrich (2013) ... (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "Falling in Love Again", "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have", "You've Got That Look" - uncredited)
 2011 Skwerl (Video short) (performer: "Cherche la Rose")
 2011 Codebreaker (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Lili Marlene")
 2009 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.9 (2009) ... (performer: "Lili Marlene")
 2009 Giovinezza (Short) (performer: "Lili Marlene")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "You're the Cream in My Coffee", "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt" - uncredited)
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) ... (performer: "Lili Marleen")
 2004 Dancing Dog (Short) (performer: "You Do Something to Me")
 2003 Get Up, Stand Up (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Next Stop Vietnam (2003) ... (performer: "Sag mir wo die Blumen sind" (German version of 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'))
 2002 How to Draw a Bunny (Documentary) (performer: "Awake In A Dream")
 2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (Documentary) (performer: "Lili Marlene", "Wenn die Beste Freundin", "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "You're the Cream in My Coffee", "Ich bin die fesche Lola", "Quand l'amour meurt", "Awake In a Dream", "Another Spring, Another Love", "The Boys in the Back Room", "The Man's in the Navy", "Look Me Over Closely", "You Little So-And-So", "Illusions", "White Grass", "I May Never Go Home Anymore", "Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", "Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen")
 2001 Transfixed (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "Jonny")
 2001 The Anniversary Party (performer: "I May Never Go Home Anymore")
 2000 Nuremberg (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "I Never Slept a Wink Last Night")
 2000 Paragraph 175 (Documentary) (performer: "Falling in Love Again")
 1999 Fight Club (performer: "No Love, No Nothin'")
 1999/I Dreamers (performer: "La Vie en Rose")
 1997 Breaking Up (performer: "COME RAIN OR COME SHINE")
 1997 Heaven's Burning (performer: "ANOTHER SPRING, ANOTHER LOVE")
 1996 Une femme d'honneur (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lola, Lola (1996) ... (performer: "Ich bin die fesche Lola" - uncredited)
 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")
 1991 Scenes from a Mall (performer: "You Do Something to Me")
 1989 Berliner Tag (performer: "LILI MARLEN")
 1988 Judgement in Berlin (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt")
 1981 Kintopp Kintopp (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Guter Ton ist teuer (1981) ... (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt" - uncredited)
 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)
 1968 Magic of Marlene (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby", "You're The Cream In My Coffee", "My Blue Heaven", "(See What) The Boys In The Back Room (Will Have)", "The Laziest Gal In Town", "When the World Was Young" (Le Chevalier de Paris), "Jonny", "Go 'Way From My Window", "White Grass", "Boomerang Baby", "La Vie en Rose", "Naughty Lola", "Frag Nicht Warum Ich Gehe", "Lili Marlene", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", "Falling In Love Again")
 1965 The Love Goddesses (Documentary) (performer: "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "Quand l'amour meurt" - uncredited)
 1964 Katharina Knie - Ein Seiltänzerstück (TV Movie) (performer: "Auf der Mundharmonika")
 1963 Hollywood: The Great Stars (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Falling in Love Again" (aka "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt") - uncredited)
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg (performer: "Lili Marleen" - uncredited)
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution (performer: "I May Never Go Home Anymore")
 1956 The Montecarlo Story (performer: "Les Jeux Sont Faits", "Indiana" (uncredited))
 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) (uncredited), "La Vie en Rose", "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" (Vous mon Amour), "I Couldn't Be Annoyed" - uncredited)
 1932 The Tempest (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 Looking for His Murderer (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:

Stage: Appeared (as herself) in "The Mercury Wonder Show", Hollywood, CA. Directed / co-produced by Orson Welles. NOTES: (1) This was a magic/variety revue staged to entertain troops on their way to the Pacific front, who were given free admission. (2) Show ran for a month in Hollywood, then Welles took it on a national tour. (3) ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 31 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 35 Articles | 52 Pictorials | 86 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Marlena Dietrichová | Maria Magdalene Sieber


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[1960s, when asked what she would do if she inherited a couple of million pounds the following day] What would I do? I'd retire. On the spot. No more work. I have an awful lot of private life to catch up on, which, at this rate, I don't think will be possible. When you're in the public eye as conspicuously as I am, it is conceivable to maintain a private life - but the trouble is you can only ... See more »


Ten years after her death, Berlin - the city of Dietrich's birth which she shunned for most of her life - declared her an honorary citizen. On April 18, 2002, the city's legislature bestowed honor on her as "an ambassador for a democratic, freedom-loving and humane Germany." The declaration hoped this "would symbolize the city of Berlin's reconciliation with her." See more »


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