Marie Magdalene Dietrich or as most know her, Marlene, was a German-American singer and actress who was born in Berlin during 1901. With a career that started in 1910 and lasted all the way up to the 1980s. Marlene starred in such films as Morocco, Shanghai Express and Desire. She is also known for her role as Lola-Lola in the 1930 film, The Blue Angel.  That role brought her international fame and got her a contract with Paramount Pictures.

We have learned that Universal Pictures is developing a film about the actress which will be based off the 1992 biography from her daughter, Maria Riva.

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Dietrich was named as the ninth greatest female screen legend of classic Hollywood cinema in 1999. Dietrich also was a major influence during World War 2 has she provided humanitarian support which included housing and financial support for German and French exiles. She received the medal of freedom in 1947.

We have reached out to Universal regarding this story but have not heard back at the time of writing. The process we are told is still in the early stages of planning but we will continue to monitor this news and bring you updates as we get them.

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