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Merle Oberon (18 February 1911  – 23 November 1979) was an Indian-born British 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Merle Oberon (18 February 1911  – 23 November 1979) was an Indian-born British 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1911-02-19

Day of Death 1979-11-23

Place of Birth Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India [now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India]

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Also Known As

  • Queenie Thompson
  • Queenie O'Brien

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2002 The Trouble with Merle as Self
1973 Interval as Serena Moore
1967 The Epic That Never Was as Herself
1967 Hotel as The Duchess Caroline
1966 The Oscar as Herself
1963 Of Love and Desire as Katherine Beckmann
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (1 episode)
1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (26 episodes)
1956 The Price of Fear as Jessica Warren
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1954 Deep in My Heart as Dorothy Donnelly
1954 Désirée as Empress Josephine
1954 All Is Possible in Granada as Margaret Faulson
1953 Letter to Loretta (2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards (3 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 24 Hours of a Woman's Life as Linda Venning
1952 Pardon My French as Elizabeth Rockwell
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Pardon My French as Elizabeth Rockwell
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1948 Berlin Express as Lucienne
1947 Night Song as Cathy Mallory
1946 Temptation as Ruby
1946 Night in Paradise as Delarai
1945 This Love of Ours as Karin Touzac
1945 A Song to Remember as George Sand
1944 Dark Waters as Leslie Calvin
1944 The Lodger as Kitty Langley
1943 First Comes Courage as Nicole Larsen
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Herself
1943 Forever and a Day as Marjorie Ismay
1941 Affectionately Yours as Sue Mayberry
1941 That Uncertain Feeling as Jill Baker
1941 Lydia as Lydia MacMillan
1940 'Til We Meet Again as Joan Ames
1940 Breakdowns of 1940 as Herself
1939 The Lion Has Wings as Mrs. Richardson
1939 Over the Moon as Jane Benson
1939 Wuthering Heights as Cathy
1938 The Cowboy and the Lady as Mary Smith
1938 Hollywood Goes to Town
1938 The Divorce of Lady X as Leslie Steele / Lady Claire Mere
1936 Beloved Enemy as Helen Drummond
1936 Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1)
1936 These Three as Karen Wright
1935 The Dark Angel as Kitty Vane
1935 Folies Bergère de Paris as Baroness Genevieve Cassini
1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel as Lady Blakeney
1934 The Broken Melody
1934 The Battle as Marquise Yorisaka
1934 The Private Life of Don Juan as Antonita, a Dancer of Passionate Temperament
1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII as Anne Boleyn
1932 For the Love of Mike as Bit Part
1932 Wedding Rehearsal as Miss Hutchinson
1932 Service for Ladies as Undetermined Minor Role
1932 Men of Tomorrow as Ysobel d'Aunay
1932 Aren't We All? as Bit Part
1932 Ebb Tide as (uncredited)
1931 Fascination as Flower Seller
1931 Never Trouble Trouble as Minor Role
1930 A Warm Corner as Bit Part
1928 The Three Passions as Bit Part

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