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Merle Oberon
(1911-79)
[J92]

Other names: Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson[J92]

Main Events

Film actress[J92]
Daughter of British army officer Arthur Thompson, who was stationed in India, and an Indian mother.[J92]
Moved to England.[J92]
Played minor stage roles until she was discovered by producer Alexander Korda.[J92]
Created a fictional autobiography where she claimed to have been born in Tasmania and gave a different account of her ancestry.[J92]

Place of birth: Bombay, India[J92]
Place of death: Los Angeles, California[J92]

 

 

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