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Born Estelle Merle Thompson

18 February 1911(1911-02-18)

Bombay (now Mumbai), British India

Died November 23, 1979 (aged 68)

Malibu, California, U.S.

Occupation Actress

Years active 1928–1973

Spouse(s) Alexander Korda (divorced)(1939–1945)

Lucien Ballard (divorced)(1945–1949)

Bruno Pagliai (1957–1973) (divorced) 2 adopted children

Robert Wolders (1975–1979) (her death)

Merle Oberon (18 or 19 February 1911[1] – 23 November 1979) was an Anglo-Indian-born American and British film actress.

She began her film career in British films, and a prominent role, as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), brought her attention. Leading roles in such films as The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) advanced her career, and she travelled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Dark Angel (1935). A traffic collision in 1937 caused facial injuries that could have ended her career, but she soon followed this with her most renowned role, as "Cathy" in Wuthering Heights (1939). Her career continued until the end of the 1940s when it declined and her acting performances over the following years were relatively few.

According to her birth certificate, Oberon was born in Bombay, British India on 18 February 1911 as Estelle Merle Thompson, although other sources note 19 February as her date of birth and Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson as her birth name. Merle was given "Queenie" as a nickname, in honour of Queen Mary who visited India along with King George V in 1911.



The Three Passions (1928)

A Warm Corner (1930)

Alf's Button (1930)

Never Trouble Trouble (1931)

The W Plan (1931)

Fascination (1931)

For the Love of Mike (1932)

Reserved for Ladies (1932)

Ebb Tide (1932)

Aren't We All? (1932)

Wedding Rehearsal (1932)

Men of Tomorrow (1932)

Strange Evidence (1933)

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

The Battle (1934)

The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

The Broken Melody (1934)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

The Dark Angel (1935)

These Three (1936)

Beloved Enemy (1936)

I, Claudius (1937) (unfinished)

The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Wuthering Heights (1939)

The Four Feathers (1939)

Over the Moon (1939)

The Lion Has Wings (1939)

'Til We Meet Again (1940)

That Uncertain Feeling (1941)

Affectionately Yours (1941)

Lydia (1941)

Forever and a Day (1943)

Stage Door Canteen (1943)

First Comes Courage (1943)

The Lodger (1944)

Dark Waters (1944)

A Song to Remember (1945)

This Love of Ours (1945)

A Night in Paradise (1946)

Temptation (1946)

Night Song (1948)

Berlin Express (1948)

24 Hours of a Woman's Life (1952)

Pardon My French (1952) (French version was also filmed)

All Is Possible in Granada (1954)

Desirée (1954)

Deep in My Heart (1954)

The Price of Fear (1956)

Of Love and Desire (1963)

The Oscar (1966)

Hotel (1967)

Interval (1973)

Short Subjects

Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 4 (1936)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)






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