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Marlene Dietrich’s Grave Desecrated in Berlin

December 27, 1993 GMT

BERLIN (AP) _ Vandals desecrated the grave of movie star Marlene Dietrich with feces and painted ″Slut in Fur″ in German on the headstone, police said.

Dietrich died May 6, 1992, in Paris at age 90 and was buried at Berlin’s Fridenau Cemetery at her wish. Monday is her birthday.

The movie star turned her back on Nazi Germany in the 1930s and became a U.S. citizen in 1939. She sang for American troops as they fought her countrymen. Many Germans branded her a traitor.

Dietrich was booed - and applauded - during a 1960 concert tour and vowed never to return to Germany. Later she said she wanted to be buried next to her mother.

The grave was found desecrated on Sunday. Police said they did not know when the damage was done and had no suspects.