How Did Actress Merle Oberon Die?

Celebrity Q&A, People, Where Are They Now
on December 22, 2013

Please tell me something about the life of actress Merle Oberon.
—Ann Glass, Buena Vista, Virginia

The exotic Anglo-Indian actress was born in Bombay, British India, and was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta for girls. In 1928, at the age of 17, she went to England, where she worked as a club hostess and played minor roles in a variety of films. Her break came when director Alexander Korda, who became her first husband, cast her as Anne Boleyn in “The Private Life of Henry VIII” in 1933. She went on to star in “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “The Dark Angel,” “Wuthering Heights” and “A Song to Remember.” Married four times, she died in 1979 at the age of 68 after suffering a stroke.