Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon

  • Born on
    • February 19th, 1911
  • Died on
    • November 23rd, 1979
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.


Acting (23 Credits)

1967Hotel as The Duchess Caroline
1966The Oscar as Merle Oberon
1954Deep in My Heart as Dorothy Donnelly
1954Désirée as Empress Josephine
1948Berlin Express as Lucienne
1947Night Song as Cathy Mallory
1945A Song to Remember as George Sand
1944The Lodger as Kitty Langley
1944Dark Waters as Leslie Calvin
1943Forever and a Day as Marjorie Ismay
1941That Uncertain Feeling as Jill Baker
1941Lydia as Lydia MacMillan
1941Affectionately Yours as Sue Mayberry
1940'Til We Meet Again as Joan Ames
1939Wuthering Heights as Catherine 'Cathy' Earnshaw Linton
1939The Lion Has Wings as Mrs. Richardson
1938The Divorce of Lady X as Leslie Steele / Lady Claire Mere
1938The Cowboy and the Lady as Mary Smith
1936These Three as Karen Wright
1935The Dark Angel as Kitty Vane
1934The Scarlet Pimpernel as Lady Blakeney
1934The Private Life of Don Juan as Antonita, a Dancer of Passionate Temperament
1933The Private Life of Henry VIII as Anne Boleyn

Herself (1 Credits)

1943Stage Door Canteen as Herself


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