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Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection

Merle Oberon: 'Exotic' and mysterious star of British and American cinema was a victim of the 'Marion Davies Syndrome.' Merle Oberon movies: 'Exotic' and underrated actress with mysterious past is Star of the Month Merle Oberon is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month of March 2016. The good news: The elegant, exquisite, and vastly underrated actress, whose early life and ancestry have been a matter of conjecture for decades, makes any movie worth a look. Never a top box office draw in the United States, Oberon was an important international star all the same, having worked with many of the top actors and filmmakers of the first half of the 20th century. Now for the bad news: There are […]


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Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection



Oberon Movies: Mysterious Oscar-Nominated Actress Led Intriguing Off-Screen Life

Oberon 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' mystery: Tasmanian- or Indian-born Hollywood and British cinema star? 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for movie fans: Merle Oberon day on TCM Ravishing beauty Merle Oberon, who would have been ideally cast as the Queen of the Fairies in the 1935 version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream*, will have her Turner Classic Movies “Summer Under the Stars” day on Tuesday, Aug. 25, '09. TCM will be showing 14 of the actress' films, among them two premieres: the British productions The Divorce of Lady X (1938) and The Lion Has Wings (1939). Directed by Indiana-born Tim Whelan, the former is a so-so color comedy co-starring Laurence Olivier. It was the India-born Oberon's first film following a […]


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Oberon Movies: Mysterious Oscar-Nominated Actress Led Intriguing Off-Screen Life