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Dietrich, Marlene b. December 27, 1901 d. May 6, 1992 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...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Friedhof Schöneberg III, Friedenau, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Smith, Dietrich Conrad b. April 4, 1840 d. April 18, 1914 US Congressman. Born in Ostfriesland, Hanover, Germany, he immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1850, settling in Pekin, Illinois. He was attending Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois when the Civil War began. He enlisted in the Union Army, and was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company F, 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on April 25, 1861. He served a three month enlistment, and was honorably mustered out on July 25, 1861. However, the 8th Illinois was re-organized as a three-year...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Dietrich, Josef 'Sepp' b. May 28, 1892 d. April 22, 1966 World War II Nazi German SS General. He was one of the first members of the SS and Hitler's personal bodyguard, the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. He stayed closely connected with Hitler and his bodyguard, rising to command the 1st SS Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" and ultimately the 6th SS Panzer Army. His final rank was equivalent to that of a US Army four-star General. Sepp Dietrich was of Bavarian peasant birth and lower middle class upbringing, and was often shunned by the old-line...[Read More] Cause of death: heart attack Neuer Friedhof (New City Cemetery), Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburger Landkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Plot: Area 75
Dietrich, Noah b. February 28, 1889 d. February 15, 1982 Business Executive. For thirty-two years he was the financial adviser and chief executive for Howard R. Hughes Enterprises. In 1925, he was an accountant when Howard Hughes hired him as an employee for the Hughes Tool Company. Dietrich soon began running the tool company and became Hughes’ trusted adviser. As Executive Officer, he pursued interests into the film and aircraft businesses building Hughes Enterprises into a world wide empire. He was both director and vice president of Hughes Tool...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Ascension #7677
Saubert, Jean Marlene b. May 1, 1942 d. May 14, 2007 Olympic Athlete. She was a member of the United States National Ski Team from 1962 to 1966. She represented the United States at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, winning a silver medal in the giant slalom, and a bronze medal in the slalom event. She received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and her master's degree in physical education from Brigham Young University. She served as a volunteer at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and also...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Pacific Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Florence, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Sanders, Marlene b. January 10, 1931 d. July 14, 2015 Television Broadcast Pioneer. Sanders was the first woman to anchor a prime-time network newscast, was the first network TV female journalist to report from Vietnam and was the first female vice-president of a major television news division. Upon completing school, she moved to New York City to purse a theater career. In 1955, after failing to find steady work in theater, she landed a job at WNEW in New York working with journalist Mike Wallace as a member if his production team, eventually...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Schultze, Norbert b. November 26, 1911 d. October 14, 2002 Composer, Pianist. Most remembered for writing the famed World War II song, "Lili Marlene." Educated in music in Cologne and Munich, he became a theatrical musical director in Heidelberg. Before and during the war, he worked for Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, writing dialog for popular German films and songs. In 1938, he took a 1915 poem by Hans Leip, about a soldier's sweetheart who waited for her soldier love in the lamplight near the barracks, and rewrote it into a song...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Braunschweig Hauptfriedhof, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Von Sternberg, Josef b. May 29, 1894 d. December 22, 1969 Motion Picture Director. He is credited with discovering the legendary film actress Marlene Dietrich. He was born Jonas Sternberg to Jewish parents in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. His father was a former soldier in the Austria-Hungarian army. When he was two years old, his father emigrated to the US and five years later he and the rest of his family joined him. They went back to Vienna three years later and returned to the US when he was fourteen, and his father found employment as a lace worker...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Heart attack Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Dietrich, Charles Elmer b. July 30, 1889 d. May 20, 1942 US Congressman. Elected as a Democrat to represent Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District in the Seventy-fourth Congress, he served from 1935 to 1937. Born in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Wyoming Seminary in Kingston in 1907. In 1914 he opened Tunkhannock's first Nikelodeon for the showing of movies, and this would be his primary occupation for the rest of his life. From 1924 he also operated a farm. Defeated for reelection to Congress in 1936, he returned to Tunkhannock...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Eckart, Dietrich b. March 23, 1868 d. December 23, 1923 German nationalist poet and publicist. Eckart was an early member of the Nazi Party, and saw himself as a mentor to the young Adolf Hitler. Eckart provided the means for Hitler to enter Munich society, and gain power for the Nazis. Eckart coined the phrase "Deutschland Erwache!" ("Germany Awake!"), a rallying cry for the Nazis, and he instituted the use of the term "Fuehrer" ("Leader") for Hitler. Hitler dedicated the second volume of his book "Mein Kampf" ("My Struggle") to Eckart. Cause of death: heart failure Alter Friedhof, Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Thiry (Dietrich), Paul-Henri (Paul Heinrich) b. December 8, 1723 d. January 21, 1789 French philosopher, he was one of the Encyclopedists. He was born in Palatinate, Germany but grew up in Paris, France. He became a member of a group literary men that included Diderot, Helvétius, Condorcet, and Rousseau. He was a supporter of naturalistic and materialistic views and was a vigorous opponent of Christianity and all positive forms of religion. His best-known work is Système de la nature which he wrote in 1770 and had a great impact on the philosophy that there is nothing but...[Read More] (Bio by: Lisa) Church of Saint-Roch, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Unknown location in church; body dislocated during French revolution.
Buxtehude, Dietrich b. 1637 d. May 9, 1707 Composer. Born in Denmark, he spent most of his life in Germany, where he was organist at Lubeck's St. Mary's Church after 1668. In 1673 he founded the Abendmusiken ("Evening Music"), a series of concerts performed on the five Sundays before Christmas; this became an annual traditon in Lubeck that lasted 137 years. The most famous organ virtuoso of his time, Buxtehude strongly influenced Handel, and J. S. Bach once walked 200 miles to hear him play. Both men wanted to take Buxtehude's...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Saint Mary's Church, Marienkirche, Lubeck, Lübecker Stadtkreis, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Schwanitz, Dietrich b. April 23, 1940 d. December 17, 2004 Author. A notoriously provocative author, talk show host and former professor of English literature and culture, he won the 2002 German Book Prize in nonfiction. Born in Werne an der Lippe in the Ruhr aras of Germany, his mother sent him to Switzerland to live with Mennonites and escape the intense bombing of World War II. He returned home at age 11 absent schooling and speaking only an obscure dialect of Swiss German but soon excelled in school, caught up with his education and received top...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Choltitz, Dietrich von b. November 9, 1894 d. November 5, 1966 World War II German Army General. Born in Gräflich Wiese, Germany (now Łąka Prudnicka, Poland) he was a General of Infantry in Adolph Hitler's Whermacht, serving first as commander of the 48th Panzer Corps, then at the Military Governor of Paris, France. He claimed to have defied the order of Hitler to destroy the city and its landmarks before it's liberation by Allied forces in August 1944, a claim that is in historical dispute. After he surrendered the city on August 25, 1944, he...[Read More] Stadtfriedhof, Baden-Baden, Baden-Badener Stadtkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Gruen, Dietrich b. February 22, 1847 d. April 10, 1911 Watchmaker. A native of Osthofen, Germany, he was a pioneer of the pocket watch. Gruen was educated in public and private schools and learned watchmaking as an apprentice to Hans Martens in Friedburg. After emigrating to America in 1867, he married the daughter of a watchmaker and went to work for her father in Delaware. In 1874, he moved to Columbus, Ohio and established the Columbus Watch Manufacturing Company. His business soared to success and the watches that he designed were sought after...[Read More] (Bio by: Kevin Guy) Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 72, Lot 24
Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich b. May 28, 1925 d. May 18, 2012 Opera and Concert Singer. One of the premier baritones of the post-war era, he shall be remembered for his operatic performances but probably more so for his countless elegant recital presentations of the German lieder of Schumann, Schubert, Wolf, Brahms, and others. Born to a well off family, he learned the piano from his mother, began formal voice training at 16, and was a student at the Berlin Conservatory when he was drafted into the German Army. Sent to the Russian front, he was assigned...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Waldfriedhof Heerstrasse, Charlottenburg, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany