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Marlene Dietrich
Birth: Dec. 27, 1901
Schoneberg
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Berlin, Germany
Death: May 6, 1992
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Actress, Singer. She appeared in over 70 motion pictures in a career that spanned from 1914 to movie releases made after her death in 1992. Born just outside Berlin, Germany, her father was a police lieutenant (other biographies state he was an Army officer), and she was noted for having a number of affairs, including on with a college professor that resulted in his dismissal from school. In 1920 she entered Germany's cabaret scene as a singer, and she married Rudolf "Rudy" Sieber in 1924, a marriage which lasted until her husband's death in 1979. In 1930, she captured the lead role of a cabaret singer in "The Blue Angel", which proved to be her breakthrough film. She went immediately to Hollywood in the United States, and starred in a series of successful films that would eventually result in her becoming the highest paid actress of the time. Most of these films required her to play a prostitute or woman with low morals, and she yearned to make films playing more positive roles. However, in the late 1930s her films became popular failures, and she made a remarkable comeback in the 1939 film, "Destry Rides Again" with Jimmy Stewart, where she again was cast as a Saloon hostess. Strongly anti-Nazi, she became an American citizen in 1937, entertained American troops, and campaigned for War Bonds during World War II. In 1947, she received the Medal of Freedom for her strong stand against Nazism; France made her a Chevalier of the Legion. Her last film role of substance was in the 1961 film, "Judgment at Nuremberg." She later performed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Broadway theatres, and in touring theatricals. She spent the last 13 years of her life withdrawn from public life in her apartment in Paris, France. Her acting style was spoofed by actress Madeline Kahn in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedic film "Blazing Saddles". (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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Friedhof Schöneberg III
Friedenau
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Berlin, Germany
 
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- A F
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
You were the most glamorous woman to grace the silver screen rest in peace.
- patrick milo
 Added: Aug. 25, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
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