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Marlene Dietrich, 13 biographical details

On August 8, 2018, a diamond ring by Marlene Dietrich was auctioned off in Berlin for charitable purposes. It reached the sum of 7,877 euros. Marlene Dietrich was one of the great stars of the film and, according to the American Film Institute, the ninth-best female star of all time. What do you know about her?

1.- The age at which she died on May 6, 1992 is an unsolved mystery, because there is no single date of her birth record, although many coincide on December 27, 1901.

2.- Actually, her name was Maria Magdalena, and she merged her two names into ‘Marlene’.

3.- She sang for American troops more than 500 times during the Second World War and her father considered her a traitor to Germany.

4.- Became world famous both for her roles as a fatal woman and her version of Lili Marlen.

5.- She started in the world of the show as a violinist.

6.- In her family they considered her so ugly that even a family member came to say in jest that she could be a circus attraction.

7.- She wasn’t twice thought to accept the role of Lola Lola in The blue angel.

8.- In 1990 was distinguished with the Legion of Honor by France, in the degree of commander.

9.- Until her last days she lived near the Champs Elysees.

10.- She got a clamorous success in Israel even though she sang in German.

11.- She didn’t marry the actor with whom she kept the most intense romance of her life.

12.- Her life inspired a musical that premiered in Berlin.

13.- On her grave reads the epitaph “Here I am on the last step of my life.”

Among her films you can see The little Napoleon, The blue angel, Morocco, Doom, The Shanghai Express, Around the World in 80 Days, The Nuremberg Trials, and Witness Charge.

 

EFE/Practica Español

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¿Qué instrumento tocaba Marlene Dietrich? (What instrument did Marlene Dietrich play?)
A
El violín.
B
El piano.
C
El violonchelo.
Question 2
Según su familia, Dietrich era... (According to his family, Dietrich was...)
A
Un poco fea.
B
Guapa.
C
Muy fea.
Question 3
Se relaciona una mujer “fatal” con... (It relates a "fatal" woman with...)
A
Una mujer poco atractiva.
B
Una bonita historia de amor.
C
Una historia de amor dolorosa.
Question 4
En los últimos días de su vida... (In the last days of her life...)
A
Vivió en Francia.
B
Vivió en Alemania.
C
Vivió en Estados Unidos.
Question 5
Esta actriz alemana... (This German actress...)
A
Nació a principios del mes de diciembre.
B
Nació a mediados del mes de diciembre.
C
Nació a finales del mes de diciembre.
Question 6
Según el vídeo, ¿cuál fue su último trabajo con el director Sternberg? (According to the video, what was her last job with the director Sternberg?)
A
"The little Napoleón".
B
"El diablo es una mujer".
C
"Testigo de cargo".
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Un sinónimo del adjetivo clamoroso es... (A synonym of the adjective clamoroso is...)
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Abundante.
B
Estrepitoso.
C
Sigiloso.
Question 2
En este contexto, el sustantivo atracción se refiere a ... (In this context, the noun atracción refers to...)
A
Una instalación recreativa, como un carrusel.
B
Un número de un espectáculo con alguna singularidad que agrada al público.
C
Una persona muy llamativa.
Question 3
El sufijo -ista se refiere a... (The suffix -ista refers to...)
A
Una persona que tiene una determinada ocupación, profesión u oficio.
B
Una acción o efecto de algo.
C
Un golpe dado con algo.
Question 4
La expresión no pensarse algo dos veces significa... (The expression no pensarse algo dos veces means...)
A
Dudar en hacer algo.
B
No dudar en hacer algo.
C
No tomar ninguna decisión.
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La palabra musical es un... (The word musical is a...)
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Sustantivo.
B
Adverbio.
C
Adjetivo.
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