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Merle Oberon Biography and Filmography
Merle Oberon
Birthday: February 19, 1911
Birth Place: India
Height: 5' 2"
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Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson was born in India on February 19, 1911. She was educated in that country until the age of 17, when she left for London. Merle began her career in British films with mostly forgettable roles or bit parts. She appeared in an uncredited role in Alf's Button (1930), a pattern that would unfortunately repeat itself regularly over the next three years. However, movie moguls eventually saw an an untapped talent in their midst and began grooming Merle for something bigger. Finally she landed a part with substance: the role of Ysobel d'Aunay in _Men of Tomorrow (1933)_ . That was quickly followed by The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933). After her portrayal of Lady Marguerite Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), Hollywood beckoned and she left to try her hand in US films. American movie executives already had some idea of her talent because her film The Broken Melody (1934) (US title: Vagabond Violinst) was a success in that country. With her nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress as Kitty Vane in The Dark Angel (1935), Merle became a star in both Britain and the US. Her work in that film resulted in offers for more quality pictures, and she appeared in several well received films, such as These Three (1936), Over the Moon (1939) and The Divorce of Lady X (1938). Her most critically acclaimed performance--hailed by some critics as "masterful"--was as Cathy Linton in Wuthering Heights (1939). The 1940s proved to be a very busy decade for her, as she appeared in no less than 15 films. After her role in Berlin Express (1948) she would not be seen on the screen again until four years later, as Elizabeth Rockwell in Pardon My French (1952). She was off the screen again for more than a year, returning in Desirée (1954). Unfortunately, she began appearing in fewer and fewer films over the ensuing years. There were no films for her in 1955, only one in 1956 and then none until Of Love and Desire (1963). In between she did appear on television as host of the TV series "Assignment Foreign Legion" (1957). Her final film was Interval (1973). After her career finally ended she lived in quiet retirement until her death of a massive stroke on November 23, 1979, in Malibu, California. She was 68 and had kept her beauty to the end.
Interval (1973)
Hotel (1967)
[ Judy Norton-Taylor ]
Of Love and Desire (1963)
The Price of Fear (1956)
Moment of Decision (1955)
Eddie's Place (1955)
Deep in My Heart (1954)
[ Cyd Charisse ][ Lorraine Burnett ]
Desirée (1954)
[ Jean Simmons ][ Carol Baker ]
Todo es posible en Granada (1954)
Love at Sea (1953)
Sound Off, My Love (1953)
[ Barbara Billingsley ]
Allison, Ltd. (1953)
Dans la vie tout s'arrange (1952)
Pardon My French (1952)
24 Hours of a Woman's Life (1952)
Berlin Express (1948)
Night Song (1948)
Temptation (1946)
A Night in Paradise (1946)
[ Julie London ]
This Love of Ours (1945)
A Song to Remember (1945)
Dark Waters (1944)
The Lodger (1944)
First Comes Courage (1943)
Forever and a Day (1943)
[ June Lockhart ][ Elsa Lanchester ]
Lydia (1941)
Affectionately Yours (1941)
[ Rita Hayworth ][ Hattie McDaniel ]
That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
[ Eve Arden ]
'Til We Meet Again (1940)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
The Lion Has Wings (1939)
Over the Moon (1939)
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
I, Claudius (1937)
Beloved Enemy (1936)
These Three (1936)
[ Margaret Hamilton ]
The Dark Angel (1935)
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)
[ Elsa Lanchester ]
The Battle (1934)
The Broken Melody (1934)
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
[ Elsa Lanchester ]
Strange Evidence (1933)
Aren't We All? (1932)
Ebb Tide (1932)
Service for Ladies (1932)
For the Love of Mike (1932)
Wedding Rehearsal (1932)
Men of Tomorrow (1932)
Fascination (1931)
The W Plan (1931)
Never Trouble Trouble (1931)
Alf's Button (1930)
A Warm Corner (1930)
The Three Passions (1928)
  • Was known as "Queenie Thompson" up until 1939 when her then husband Alexander Korda convinced her to change her name.
  • Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Garden of Remembrance, 2nd section, left side.
  • Because of facial scars the actress sustained in a London car crash in 1937, her future husband, cinematographer Lucien Ballard, designed a compact spotlight that he coined the "Obie" (Oberon's nickname). Mounted on the side of the camera, the device lights the subject head on, thus reducing the incidence of unflattering facial lines and shadows.
  • Lost the role of "Domini Enfilden" in The Garden of Allah (1936) to Marlene Dietrich.
  • Born under the sign of Aquarius!
  • To hide her half-Indian parentage, she would falsely represent to visitors that her mother was the maid.
  • Her father hailed from Britain and her mother from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
  • Had extremely sensitive skin -- suffered from cosmetic poisoning twice, the second time left permanent scarring
  • Measurements: 33 1/2-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Early publicity stated that she was born in Tasmania, rather than India. At that time, a Tasmanian background was considered "classier" than her true half-caste origins.
  • Two children, Francesca Pagliai and Bruno Pagliai Jr.
  • Her will left most of her money to be divided between her children. She left million to the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital. Her husband, Robert Wolders, got nothing, at his own request.
  • In 1949, twelve years after her mother's death, she commissioned a painting of her mother from an old photograph, instructing the painter to lighten her mother's complexion in the painting to hide the fact that she is part-Indian.

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