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The Death of Merle Oberon – 23 November 1979

Merle Oberon, the Anglo-Indian actress who played Cathy in the 1939 version of ‘Wuthering Heights’, died in Malibu on 23 November 1979 – she was 68.

Here is a newspaper profile of Merle Oberson from 1949 (it looks like she had a fascinating family tree), and also a review of ‘Wuthering Heights’ from 1939.

historical newspaper report on Merle Oberon

historical newspaper report on Merle Oberon

Gloucester Journal – Saturday 08 January 1949

Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000532/19490108/029/0015

historical newspaper report on Merle Oberon

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette – Friday 22 September 1939

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000512/19390922/085/0009

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