Marlene Dietrich (actress and singer)

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Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (/mɑːrˈlnəˈdtrɪk/, German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-American actress and singer.

Dietrich maintained popularity throughout her unusually long show business career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the 1920s, in Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (1930), directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and resulted in a contract with Paramount Pictures. Dietrich starred in Hollywood films such as Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932) and Desire (1936). She successfully traded on her glamorous persona and "exotic" looks, cementing her super-stardom and becoming one of the highest-paid actresses of the era.

Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films after World War II, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a marquee live-show performer. Dietrich was noted for her humanitarian efforts during the War, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support, and even advocating for their US citizenship. For her work improving morale on the front lines in WWII, she received honors from the US, France, Belgium, and Israel. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene: Marlene Dietrich in Deutschland 2
1965 Marlene Dietrich singt Berlin Berlin 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind 1
1984 Disque d'or 1
1990 L'Ange bleu : Succès et raretés 1928-1933 1
1990 The Blue Angel 1
1991 Die großen Erfolge 1
1991 Marlene Dietrich 1
1991 The Essential Marlene Dietrich 1
1992 Idole 1
1992 Black Market 1
1992 For the Boys in the Backroom 1
1992 Marlene Dietrich 2
1993 Ciné-stars : Marlene Dietrich 1
1993 The Cosmopolitan Marlene Dietrich 1
1994 Marlene: Her 18 Greatest Recordings 1
1994 Mythos und Legende / Myth and Legend 1
1995 Immortal Songs 1
1998 Falling in Love Again 1
1999 Die frühen Aufnahmen 1
1999 A Portrait of Marlene Dietrich 1
1999 Cocktail Hour 1
2000 Berlin - Hollywood 1
2000 Lili Marlene: The Best of Marlene Dietrich 1
2000 La Blonde Vénus 1928–1948 1
2001 Der blonde Engel 1
2001 Der blonde Engel: Die Retrospektive 1
2001 The Legends Collection: Marlene Dietrich 1
2002 Ihre grossen Erfolge 1
2002 Marlene Forever 1
2003 Blonde Women 1
2003 The Marlene Dietrich Collection 1
2003 Von Kopf bis Fuß...: Lieder der 30'er und 40'er Jahre 1
2004 Golden Greats 1
2005 Strange Delight 1
2005 Ich bin die fesche Lola 1
2006 Falling in Love Again (The Marlene Dietrich Collection) 1
2006 Falling in Love Again 1
2007 Marlene Dietrich With the Burt Bacharach Orchestra 1
Falling in Love Again 1
Grand Écran N° 3 1
Lili Marlene 1
Marlene Dietrich 1
Most Famous Hits 1
Unknown Marlene 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1964 Marlene Dietrich in London 3
1991 Live at the Café de Paris, London 1
Lili Marlene - Live 1
Live in Melbourne 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Marlene 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1930 Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1958 Marlene Dietrich I 1

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