Marlene Dietrich to be Honored on Germany’s Walk of Fame

2/18/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Lita Robinson

One of the many ceremonies taking place during this year’s Berlin Film Festival will be the unveiling of Germany’s own Walk of Fame, a monument that will echo the famous Hollywood promenade.

Cinema Blend is reporting that none other than Marlene Dietrich will be the first star on the walk, before 40 more are revealed later this year.

Festival director Dieter Kosslick will be joined by the mayor of Berlin in introducing the star which, appropriately, will be placed near the city’s film museum. Dietrich enjoyed a successful career both in Germany in the '20s and '30s as an expat in America thereafter, in such pivotal films as “The Blue Angel” and “Touch of Evil.”

She died at age 90 in 1992.

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  1. Erich Kaiser said...

    It is nice to see how the times have changed. During World War II, Dietrich was literally considered an enemy of the state and her German fans turned their backs on her for her involvement with the American's and the French Resistance. There was even talk and scandal about her being buried in her beloved Berlin (see NYTmes article about her funeral here:
    To me, she embodied everything a star should be, and she was smart. Very smart. I never miss a chance to watch her, still with fascination and admiration.

    Wir verfehlen Sie noch Lilie Marlene!