Marlene Dietrich

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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Maria Magdalene Dietrich, 27 December 1901, Berlin, Germany, d. 6 May 1992, Paris, France. Dietrich’s heavily accented, half-spoken vocal style made her a femme fatale for nearly half a century. She studied acting with director Max Reinhardt, appearing in Germany on stage and in films during the 20s. Her first major role was in Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel), in which she sang what was to become her theme tune, ‘Falling In Love Again’. The international success of the film led to a career in Hollywood, where Dietrich starred as a cabaret singer or bar-girl in numerous movies. Among them were Morocco (1930), The Blonde Venus (1932), The Song Of Songs (1933), Destry Rides Again (1939) (in which she performed ‘The Boys In The Back Room’), Follow The Boys (1944), and A Foreign Affair (1948). She became a US citizen on 6 March 1937, but returned to Britain to make Stage Fright, which was produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released...

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