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Ute Lemper - 43% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 July 1963, Münster, Westfalen, Germany. Born to a banker father and a mother who sang opera, Lemper began studying piano and dance at the age of nine. Her formal musical studies took place in Salzburg, at the Dance Academy of Cologne, and in Berlin, and she studied classical theatre at the Max Reinhardt Seminary Drama School in Vienna. In her early teens, she performe Read more

Vera Lynn - 33% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vera Welch, 20 March 1917, London, England. A much-loved singer with a clear, strong, plaintive voice, who is held in great esteem by British audiences because of her work in entertaining service personnel during World War II. At the age of seven she was singing regularly in working men’s clubs, and later joined a dancing troupe until she was 15. She made her first broa Read more

Lotte Lenya - 24% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Classical Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer, 18 October 1898, Hitzing, Austria, d. 27 November 1981, New York City, New York, USA. As a child Lenya was a tightrope walker, then trained with a Swiss ballet company. In 1920 she became a drama student in Berlin where, in 1924, she met composer Kurt Weill, marrying him two years later. In 1927, Lenya was in Mahagonny Songspiel, a one Read more

Judy Garland - 22% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Ethel Gumm, 10 June 1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA, d. 22 June 1969, Chelsea, London, England. The Gumms were a theatrical family. Parents Frank and Ethel had appeared in vaudeville as Jack and Virginia Lee, and later, with the addition of their first two daughters, Mary Jane and Virginia, they appeared locally as ‘The Four Gumms’. ‘Baby Frances Read more

Liza Minnelli - 20% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Liza May Minnelli, 12 March 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. Minnelli is an extremely vivacious and animated actress, singer and dancer, in films, concerts, musical shows and television. She was named Liza after the George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn song and May after the mother of her film-director father, Vincente Minnelli. Liza’s mother was showbusiness l Read more

Yves Montand - 20% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ivo Livi, 13 October 1921, Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, d. 9 November 1991, Senlis, Oise, Picardie, France. Montand’s Italian parents moved to France where his father became a leader in the French Communist Party. Yves was also later a member of the party until the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. As a young man he worked in Marseilles, France, a Read more

Eartha Kitt - 17% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 January 1927, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The daughter of a white dirt farmer and a black Cherokee mother, Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. After being given away by her mother she was raised in Harlem, where after a period of struggle she ended up attending the High School for Performing Arts. She later joined Katherine Dunham’s famed dancing Read more

Marilyn Monroe - 17% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Jean Mortenson, 1 June 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 5 August 1962, Brentwood, California, USA (she was baptised Norma Jean Baker according to her grandmother’s wishes). As well as being a talented comedienne and the number 1 sex symbol in movies during the 50s, Monroe proved to be an appealing interpreter of flirtatious ballads in several of her most pop Read more

Maurice Chevalier - 17% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maurice Auguste Chevalier, 12 September 1888, Menilmontant, nr. Paris, France, d. 1 January 1972, Paris, France. The ninth of 10 children eventually reduced by death to three males, Chevalier’s early ambitions to become an acrobat were thwarted by injury. He toured local cafes and music halls as a singer and broad comedian, and later performed at the Eldorado in Paris. Read more

Dalida - 15% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Yolanda Christina Gigliotti, 17 January 1933, Cairo, Egypt, d. 3 May 1987, Paris, France. On winning a Miss Egypt beauty contest, Gigiotti, who was born to Italian parents, moved to Paris, France where she spent several fruitless months seeking work as a film actress. Driven to sing as an intermission act in La Villa D’Este club, she impressed record industry moguls Bru Read more

Josephine Baker - 15% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frida Josephine McDonald, 3 June 1906, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 12 April 1975, Paris, France. After surviving a difficult childhood and an illegal marriage at the age of 13, Baker left town as a dancer with a touring show. Encouraged by Clara Smith, she persisted with her dancing. In 1921 she remarried, this time retaining her new husband’s surname. As Joséph Read more

Brigitte Bardot - 13% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s
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Mae West - 13% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane West, 17 August 1892 (1893 is sometimes cited), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 22 November 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. On stage from the age of five, West was billed as ‘The Baby Vamp’. She appeared in Broadway revues and plays such as Á La Broadway and Vera Violetta (both 1911), Sometime (1918), and The Mimic World (1921). She Read more

Dinah Shore - 12% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

Peggy Lee - 12% match to Marlene Dietrich

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norma Deloris Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, d. 21 January 2002, California, USA. Peggy Lee was of Scandinavian descent, her grandparents being Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. She endured a difficult childhood and her mother died when she was four; when her father remarried she experienced a decidedly unpleasant relationship with her stepmother. Her fa Read more


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