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Merle Oberon

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Biography

1943

Source: Wikipedia

Merle Oberon (19 February 1911 – 23 November 1979) was an Anglo-Indian actress. She began her film career in British films as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). After her success in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), 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 performance in Wuthering Heights (1939).

Fact file

  • Born: Estelle Merle Thompson 19 February 1911 Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • Died: 23 November 1979 (aged 68) Malibu, California, United States
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1928-1973
  • Spouse(s): Alexander Korda (1939–45) Lucien Ballard (1945–49) Bruno Pagliai (1957–73) Robert Wolders (1975–79)
  • Children: Francesca Pagliai (daughter) Bruno Pagliai Jr. (son)

Read more about Merle Oberon at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Stuntwoman Jewell Jordan dies
Hollywood Reporter, 2009-10-02 12:22:00
Jewell Jordan Mason, who was Luise Rainer's stunt double for her Oscar-winning performance in 1937's "The Good Earth" and Merle Oberon's on "Wuthering Heights" two years later, died Sept. 24 in Camarillo, Calif. She was 92.

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