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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 and American 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. She starred in many Hollywood films, including six iconic roles directed by Sternberg: Morocco (1930) (her only Academy Award nomination), Dishonored (1931), Shanghai Express and Blonde Venus (both 1932), The Scarlet Empress (1934), The Devil Is a Woman (1935), Desire (1936), and Destry Rides Again (1939). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marlene Dietrich has received more than 8,572,962 page views. Her biography is available in 151 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 148 in 2019). Marlene Dietrich is the 16th most popular actor (up from 18th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Germany (up from 48th 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 16 out of 9,996Before her are Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sophia Loren. After her are Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Amitabh Bachchan, Richard Burton, Louis de Funès, and James Stewart.

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Among people born in 1901, Marlene Dietrich ranks 3Before her are Hirohito and Walt Disney. After her are Werner Heisenberg, Louis Armstrong, Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Clark Gable, Rudolf Höss, and Sukarno. Among people deceased in 1992, Marlene Dietrich ranks 1After her are Isaac Asimov, Alexander Dubček, Willy Brandt, Friedrich Hayek, Grace Hopper, Astor Piazzolla, Menachem Begin, Olivier Messiaen, John Cage, Mikhail Tal, and Francis Bacon.

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Among people born in Germany, Marlene Dietrich ranks 46 out of 6,142Before her are Josef Mengele (1911), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), and Bernhard Riemann (1826). After her are Hannah Arendt (1906), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Georg Ohm (1789), Thomas Mann (1875), Karl Benz (1844), and Eva Braun (1912).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, Marlene Dietrich ranks 1After her are Bruce Willis (1955), Simone Signoret (1921), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Curd Jürgens (1915), Hardy Krüger (1928), Magda Schneider (1909), Gert Fröbe (1913), Horst Buchholz (1933), Emmy Göring (1893), Udo Kier (1944), and Karlheinz Böhm (1928).

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