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us: Oberon, Merle, 1911-1979

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  • Variants

    • us: Thompson, Estelle, 1911-1979
    • us: Thompson, Estelle Merle O'Brien, 1911-1979
  • Additional Information

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bombay (India)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Malibu (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Calcutta (India)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Café de Paris (London, England)
        • Organization: (naf) London Film Productions
        • Organization: (naf) United Artists Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Motion pictures
          (lcsh) Motion picture industry
            (lcsh) Acting
              (lcsh) Feature films
            • Occupation

                (lcsh) Actresses
                  (lcsh) Leading ladies (Actresses)
              • Sources

                • found: Night song [SR] 1976 (a.e.) (Merle Oberon, name spoken)
                • found: Wuthering heights [VR] c1997: credits (Merle Oberon, cast)
                • found: Ernst Lubitsch's That uncertain feeling, ©2007: opening credits (Merle Oberon)
                • found: Halliwell, L. Filmgoer's companion, 1974 (Merle Oberon; b. 1911)
                • found: Katz, E. The film encyclopedia, ©2008: page 1071 (Merle Oberon; actress; born Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson, February 19, 1911, Tasmania (or, according to a 1985 biography, Bombay); died 1979; leading lady of British and Hollywood films)
                • found: Truitt, E.M. Who was who on screen, ©1984: page 295 (Merle Oberon; actress; born February 19, 1911 in Hobart, Tasmania; died November 23, 1979; screen, radio, and television actress)
                • found: Quigley, M.S. First century of film, ©1995: pages 225-226 (Merle Oberon; actress; born, Calcultta, India, February 19, 1911; educated in India; moved to England at age 17)
                • found: Thomson, D. The new biographical dictionary of film, 2002: page 643 (Merle Oberson; actress; born in Tasmania)
                • found: International dictionary of films and filmmakers, ©2000: volume 3, pages 916-918 (Merle Oberon; born in Bombay, India, 19 February 1911 (birthplace, date, and name vary in different sources); attended La Martinère College, Calcutta; worked at the Café de Paris in London; had film contracts with London Film Productions, United Artists, and Samuel Goldwyn; appeared in films as Estelle Thompson (1930-1932) and as Merle Oberon (1933-1967))
                • found: IMDb, May 8, 2015 (Merle Oberon; birth name, Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson, born February 19, 1911 in Bombay, India; died November 23, 1979 in Malibu, California; actress)
              • Change Notes

                • 1978-10-11: new
                • 2015-06-03: revised
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