Dietrich, Marlene

   The German-born actress and singer was born Maria Magdalena Dietrich in Berlin, Germany, but she adopted Marlene as her stage name. She made a number of successful films in Germany before moving to Hollywood in 1930. There she made Morocco (1930), Dishonored (1931), Shanghai Express (1932), Scarlet Empress (1934), and The Devil Is a Woman (1935) and became one of the highest-paid actors. After a lull, her career picked up in 1939 with the Western Destry Rides Again. Having refused to return to Germany, Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and during the war she worked tirelessly in bond drives and in 1943 gave up making films to work with the United Service Organizations to entertain troops in the United States and Europe. She was awarded the Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor for her war services.
   Dietrich returned to her film career after the war and made several films in the late 1940s and 1950s. She also developed a singing career. In the late 1950s, she appeared in Witness for the Prosecution (1958), Touch of Evil (1958), and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). Her last film appearance was in Just a Gigolo (1978).
   See also Cinema.

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  • Dietrich, Marlene — orig. Maria Magdalene Dietrich born Dec. 27, 1901, Berlin, Ger. died May 6, 1992, Paris, France German U.S. film actress and singer. After joining Max Reinhardt s theatre company in 1922, she appeared in German films and became an international… …   Universalium

  • DIETRICH, Marlene — (1901–1992)    Everything about Marlene Dietrich’s early life was shrouded in a mystery created by press agents and herself, including her age and her parentage. Early biographies list her birth name as Maria Magdelena Dietrich von Losch and have …   Westerns in Cinema

  • Dietrich, Marlene — (1901 1992)    actress; best known as the character Lola Lola in Josef von Sternberg s The Blue Angel. Maria Magdalena Dietrich was born into a middle class Berlin* family in which her natural father, who died during her childhood, was a police… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Dietrich,Marlene — Die·trich (dēʹtrĭk, trĭKH), Marlene. 1901 1992. German born American actress and singer whose first internationally famous role was the sultry voiced temptress in The Blue Angel (1930). * * * …   Universalium

  • Dietrich, Marlene — ► (1902 92) Seudónimo de Marie Magdalene von Losch, actriz y cantante estadounidense. Películas: El ángel azul (1930), El expreso de Shanghai (1932), Sed de mal (1958), entre otras. * * * orig. Maria Magdalene Dietrich (27 dic. 1901, Berlín,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Dietrich, Marlene —  (1904–1992) German born actress and singer; born Maria Magdalene von Losch …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Dietrich, Marlene — pseud. di Losch, Marie Magdalene von …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Marlene Dietrich — Marlene Dietrich, 1933 Marlene Dietrich (* 27. Dezember 1901 in Schöneberg; † 6. Mai 1992 in Paris; eigentlich Marie Magdalene Dietrich)[1] war eine gebürtige deutsche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marlene Dietrich — Dietrich in 1951. Born Marie Magdalene Dietrich 27 December 1901(1901 12 27) Schöneberg …   Wikipedia

  • Marlene Dietrich discography — Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich s recording career spanned sixty years, from 1928 until 1988 . She introduced the songs Falling in Love Again (Can t Help It) (from the film The Blue Angel) and The Boys in the Backroom (from Destry Rides Again ) …   Wikipedia

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