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Merle Oberon
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    (February 19, 1911-November 23, 1979)
    Birth name is Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson
    Starred in films, 'Wedding Rehearsal (1933),' 'Men of Tomorrow (1933),' 'The Private Life of King Henry the VIII (1933),' 'The Battle (1934),' 'The Private Life of Don Juan (1934),' 'The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934),' 'The Broken Melody (1934),' 'The Dark Angel (1935),' 'These Three (1936),' 'Beloved Enemy (1936),' 'I, Claudius (1937),' 'The divorce of Lady X (1938),' 'Wuthering Heights (1939),' 'Over the Moon (1939),' 'Til We Meet Again (1940),' 'That Uncertain Feeling (1941),' 'Affectionately Yours (1941)' 'Lydia (1941),' 'Forever and a Day (1943),' 'The Lodger (1944),' 'Dark Waters (1944),' 'This Love of Ours (1945),' 'Temptation (1946),' 'Night Song (1948),' and 'Berlin Express (1948)'
    Her nickname was 'Obie.'
    She divorced three times.
    She was typecast as Aristocratic women.
    No role ever seemed beyond her.
    She was slated to appear as the lead in 'Garden of Allah (1936)' but was replaced by Marlene Dietrich after David O'Selznick 'bought her off' for $25,000.
    She would often claim that her mother was her maid, to hide her half Indian heritage.
    Publicity often stated that her background was Tasmanian rather than Indian.
    Her career faltered in the early forties.
    At age 62, she produced her own comeback vehicle, which resulted in complete failure.
    She is rumored to have been born under a sign reading 'Aquarius!'
    She received an Oscar Nomination in 1936 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in 'The Dark Angel (1935).'
    Charles Laughton used the excuse that she was in a car crash to abandon the film, 'I, Claudius (1937).'
    She suffered twice from cosmetic poisoning, leaving her permanently scarred.
    She is half Indian and half English.
    She was well recognized in India, England and the United States.
    She has a star on the walk of fame.
    She died of a massive stroke.

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