Merle Oberon

Name:
Merle Oberon
Age:
68
Date of Birth:
Feb 19, 1911
Occupation:
Actress
Spouse:
Alexander Korda , (m. 1939; Div. 1945),Lucien Ballard , (m. 1945; Div. 1949),Bruno Pagliai , (m. 1957; Div. 1973),Robert Wolders , (m. 1975)
Children:
2
Years active:
1928–1973
Died:
Nov 23, 1979

Merle Oberon - Biography Summary


Merle Oberon (born Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson, 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 recovered and remained active in film and television until 1973.



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