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us: Oberon, Merle, 1911-1979



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    • us: Thompson, Estelle, 1911-1979
    • us: Thompson, Estelle Merle O'Brien, 1911-1979
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    • 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)
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    • 1978-10-11: new
    • 2015-06-03: revised
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