Merle Oberon (1917-1979), Film actress
Merle Oberon (Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson)
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Merle O'Brien was born in Bombay of an Anglo-Indian mother and an Australian father. She came to London when she was 17. Under her stage name, Merle Oberon, she was nominated for an Oscar for her part as Kitty Vane in The Dark Angel (1935). However, she is best remembered for playing Cathy in Wuthering Heights (1939) with Laurence Olivier as Heathcliffe.
by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 24 October 1933