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Merle Oberon

1911–1979 | British actress

British leading lady, born in India; came to Britain in 1928

Mini Biography

Merle Oberon worked as a dance hostess until signed up by Alexander Korda. She worked mainly in Hollywood from 1936. The first of her husbands was Alexander Korda and the second the cinematographer Lucien K Ballard.

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Miss Hutchinson
Anne Boleyn – The Second Wife
Germaine Brissard
Lady Blakeney
Helen Drummond
Leslie Steele / Lady Claire Mere
Mary Smith
Mrs Richardson
Jane Benson
Night Song (1947)
Desiree (1954)
Empress Josephine
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Personal Details

Alexander Korda
Husband  m. 1939–1945 (divorced)

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