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Marlene Dietrich

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich

Profession: Actress and Singer


Biography: Her most famous films include her breakthrough role "The Blue Angel", and "Shanghai Express".

Born: December 27, 1901
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: May 6, 1992 (aged 90)
Cause of Death: Renal failure

Married Life

  • 1923-05-17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Historical Events

  • 1930-04-01 "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany
  • 1932-02-03 "Shanghai Express" directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook and Anna Mae Wong premieres in Los Angeles