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Marlene Dietrich

Date of Death: May 06, 1992 (90)

Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY

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Marlene Dietrich BIO

Marlene Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer who was born on December 27, 1901, in Berlin, Germany. She began her career as a stage actress in Berlin in the 1920s, before transitioning to film in the early 1930s. Dietrich quickly became known for her sultry voice, striking beauty, and unique androgynous style.
Dietrich's breakthrough role came in the 1930 film "The Blue Angel," in which she played a seductive cabaret singer named Lola Lola. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Dietrich's performance earned her international acclaim. She went on to star in a number of successful films throughout the 1930s, including "Morocco" (1930), "Shanghai Express" (1932), and "Desire" (1936).
In addition to her film work, Dietrich was also a talented singer and performer. She recorded a number of popular songs throughout her career, including "Falling in Love Again" and "Lili Marlene." She often performed in cabarets and nightclubs around the world, and her live performances were known for their glamour and sophistication.
During World War II, Dietrich became a vocal opponent of the Nazi regime in Germany. She renounced her German citizenship and became an American citizen in 1939. She traveled extensively throughout Europe during the war, performing for Allied troops and using her celebrity status to raise morale and support for the war effort. She also worked as a spy for the Allies, gathering intelligence and providing support to resistance movements in Europe.
After the war, Dietrich continued to work in film and music, although her career began to decline in the 1950s. She made a number of appearances on television, including a recurring role on the series "I Spy" in the 1960s. She also continued to perform live, making her final public appearance in 1975 at the age of 73.
Marlene Dietrich died on May 6, 1992, at the age of 90. She is remembered as one of the greatest actresses and performers of the 20th century, and her legacy continues to inspire generations of artists and entertainers.

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Marlene Dietrich has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Marlene Dietrich has not appeared in the West End

Marlene Dietrich has been nominated for the Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

Marlene Dietrich has won the Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

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