Marlene Dietrich

1901 - 1992

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Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (, German: [maʁˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç] ; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-born actress and singer whose career spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s. In 1920s Berlin, Dietrich performed on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola Lola in Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel (1930) brought her international acclaim and a contract with Paramount Pictures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marlene Dietrich has received more than 9,795,310 page views. Her biography is available in 158 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). Marlene Dietrich is the 14th most popular actor (up from 16th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Germany (down from 46th in 2019) and the most popular German Actor.

Marlene Dietrich was a German actress and singer who became an American citizen. She was most famous for her sultry voice and provocative Hollywood movies, such as "The Blue Angel" and "Morocco."

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  • 6.06

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Among actors, Marlene Dietrich ranks 14 out of 13,578Before her are Brigitte Bardot, Al Pacino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, and Clint Eastwood. After her are Amitabh Bachchan, Anthony Quinn, Sarah Bernhardt, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, and Bette Davis.

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Among people born in 1901, Marlene Dietrich ranks 4Before her are Hirohito, Walt Disney, and Werner Heisenberg. After her are Enrico Fermi, Leopold III of Belgium, Louis Armstrong, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, and Ngo Dinh Diem. Among people deceased in 1992, Marlene Dietrich ranks 1After her are Isaac Asimov, Grace Hopper, Alexander Dubček, Menachem Begin, Willy Brandt, Friedrich Hayek, Joan Fuster, Francis Bacon, Astor Piazzolla, Mikhail Tal, and Olivier Messiaen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Marlene Dietrich ranks 47 out of 7,253Before her are Bernhard Riemann (1826), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), and Karl Benz (1844). After her are Adolf Eichmann (1906), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Heinrich Heine (1797), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Hannah Arendt (1906), and Josef Mengele (1911).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, Marlene Dietrich ranks 1After her are Bruce Willis (1955), Simone Signoret (1921), Curd Jürgens (1915), Magda Schneider (1909), Udo Kier (1944), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Karlheinz Böhm (1928), Nastassja Kinski (1961), Hildegard Knef (1925), Luise Rainer (1910), and Horst Buchholz (1933).

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