Marlene Dietrich, behind the glamour: why she entertained and comforted Allied soldiers, “It was the decent thing to do.”

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She sizzled onscreen with the hottest leading men in Hollywood—Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Charles Boyer, Robert Donat, James Stewart, Ronald Colman—but Marlene Dietrich’s most memorable co-star may have been a balding, jowly, irascible middle-aged man. While entertaining the troops during World War II, she ventured within a mile of the German front lines on the arm of Gen. George Patton. When asked why she’d take such a huge risk—especially when the Nazi government had placed a seven-figure bounty on her head—she replied, “Aus anstand.” Out of decency.

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4 comments

  1. liebe Marlene… admired, appreciated and respected here in France where she decided to live after WW-2 and where she passed away… her romance with the French actor Jean Gabin has been legendary…

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