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Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

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Also Known As: Died: May 6, 1992
Born: December 27, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Berlin and Dressau, Germany
1921:
Stage debut as chorus girl
1922:
Screen acting debut in "So Sind die Manner/Napoleon's Kleiner Bruder/Der Kleine Napoleon"
1923:
First leading role, opposite William Dieterle in his directorial debut, "Der Mensche am Wege"
1925:
Appeared as unbilled extra in G.W. Pabst's "Joyless Street," which starred Asta Nielsen and Greta Garbo
1926:
Acted in the German-language film "Manon Lescault"
1929:
Had first lead in films in "Die Frau, Nach der Man Sicht Sehnt"
1929:
Achieved stardom as Lola Lola in Josef von Sternberg's "Der Blaue Engel/The Blue Angel"
1930:
Immigrated to USA (April)
1930:
Hollywood debut in English-language version of "The Blue Angel", produced by Paramount but not released till after her second US film, "Morocco", was a smash success
1931:
Received sole Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Morocco"
1932:
Made "Shanghai Express", the most popular of the seven films she starred in under Josef von Sternberg's direction
1933:
First American starring vehicle not directed by von Sternberg, "Song of Songs", helmed by Rouben Mamoulian
1935:
Made last film with von Sternberg, "The Devil Is a Woman"
1937:
Became American citizen on March 6
1937:
Last film under Paramount contract, "Angel"
1938:
Voted "box office poison" by motion picture exhibitor's poll, along with Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Edward Arnold and others
1939:
Appeared in popular comeback vehicle, the classic comedy-Western, "Destry Rides Again", opposite James Stewart
1944:
Devoted considerable time during WWII to entertaining the troops; traveled throughout north Africa and Europe
1948:
Directed by Billy Wilder in "A Foreign Affair"
1950:
Collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on "Stage Fright"
1952:
Offered a fine turn in "Rancho Notorious", helmed by Fritz Lang
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Headlined shows in Las Vegas and in London
1956:
Was one of the many stars who made cameo appearances in "Around the World in 80 Days"
1957:
Reteamed with Billy Wilder on "Witness for the Prosecution"
1958:
Offered a memorable cameo as a gypsy fortune teller in "Touch of Evil", directed by Orson Welles
1961:
Was featured in the Stanley Kramer-directed film "Judgment at Nuremberg"; first worked with Maximilian Schell
1967:
Enjoyed stage triumph on Broadway with one-woman show
1973:
Made television debut hosting and starring in the CBS variety special "Marlene Dietrich: I Wish You Love"
1975:
Injured in a stage fall in Australia; retired to her home in Paris
1978:
Returned to feature films in small role in "Just a Gigolo"
1984:
Subject of the documentary "Marlene", directed by Maximilian Schell; refused to appear on camera although she had telephone conversations with Schell
1993:
The city of Berlin purchased her personal collection of some 100,000 photographs, diaries, costumes and other pieces of memorabilia, which formed the core of a new museum, itself part of the German Film Archives, to be housed in the European headquarters of Sony; with the help of Sotheby's in New York, Dietrich's daughter Maria Riva, spent almost a year cataloguing her mother's possessions in preparation for the sale

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