Marlene  Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Female 1901 - 1992  (90 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Marlene Dietrich 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 27 Dec 1901  Schöneberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 May 1992  Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I373550  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 

    Father Lt. Louis Erich Otto Dietrich,   d. 1911 
    Mother Elisabeth Josephine Felsing,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F148218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rudolf Sieber,   b. 20 Feb 1897, Aussig, Austria-Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1976, Sylmar, San Fernando Valley California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1924 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Josef von Sternberg,   b. 29 May 1894, Wien, Österreich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1969, Hollywood, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1930 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John Wayne,   b. 26 May 1907, Winterset, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Joe DiMaggio,   b. 25 Nov 1914, Martinez, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1999, Hollywood, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1992 - Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for 'bedroom eyes' and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator then as a cabaret singer. In 1924 she married, and although she and Rudy lived together only 5 years they remained married until his death. She was in over a dozen silent films in increasingly important roles. In 1929 she was seen in a Berlin cabaret by Josef von Sternberg and after a screen test captured the role of the cabaret singer in Blaue Engel, Der (1930) (and became von Sternberg's lover). With the success of this film, von Sternberg immediately took her to Hollywood, introducing her to the world in _Morocco (1930)_ (qv), and signing an agreement to produce all her films. A series of successes followed, and Marlene became the highest paid actress of her time, but her later films in the mid part of the decade were critical and popular failures. She returned to Europe at the end of the decade, with a series of affairs with former leading men (she had a reputation of romancing her co-stars), as well as other prominent artistic figures. In 1939 an offer came to star with James Stewart in a western, and after initial hesitation she accepted. The film was Destry Rides Again (1939) - the siren of film could also be a comedienne and a remarkable comeback was reality. She toured extensively for the allied effort in WW II (she had become a United States citizen), and after the war limited her cinematic life. But a new career as a singer and performer appeared, with reviews and shows in Las Vegas, touring theatricals, and even Broadway. New success was accompanied by a too close acquaintance with alcohol, until falls in performance eventually resulted in a compound fracture of the leg. Although the last 13 years of her life were spent in seclusion in her apartment in Paris, with the last 12 years in bed, she had withdrawn only from public life and maintained active telephone and correspondence contact with friends and associates.

      Marlene prided herself on the fact that she had slept with three men of the Kennedy clan - Joseph P. Kennedy (JFK's father), Joe Kennedy Jr. and JFK as well.
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