Marlene Dietrich

1901 - 1992

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Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (, German: [maʁˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç] (listen); 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-born American actress and singer. Her 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 6,786,087 page views. Her biography is available in 148 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 147 in 2019). Marlene Dietrich is the 18th most popular actor (down from 9th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Germany (down from 36th 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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Among actors, Marlene Dietrich ranks 18 out of 10,030Before her are Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Kirk Douglas. After her are Jack Nicholson, James Stewart, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, and Judy Garland.

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Among people born in 1901, Marlene Dietrich ranks 5Before her are Walt Disney, Hirohito, Werner Heisenberg, and Louis Armstrong. After her are Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Sukarno, Rudolf Höss, and Clark Gable. Among people deceased in 1992, Marlene Dietrich ranks 1After her are Isaac Asimov, Alexander Dubček, Friedrich Hayek, Grace Hopper, Willy Brandt, Menachem Begin, John Cage, Astor Piazzolla, Francis Bacon, Mikhail Tal, and Olivier Messiaen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Marlene Dietrich ranks 48 out of 5,289Before her are Josef Mengele (1911), Hermann Göring (1893), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Robert Koch (1843), Hannah Arendt (1906), and Bernhard Riemann (1826). After her are Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Erich Fromm (1900), Klemens von Metternich (1773), and William I, German Emperor (1797).

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), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Horst Tappert (1923), Udo Kier (1944), Karlheinz Böhm (1928), Lale Andersen (1905), Nastassja Kinski (1961), and Gert Fröbe (1913).

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