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Biography

India
Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson was born in India on February 19, 1911. She was educated in that country until the age of 17, when she left for London. Merle began her career in British films with mostly forgettable roles or bit parts. She appeared in an uncredited role in Alf's Button (1930), a pattern that would unfortunately repeat itself regularly over the next three years. However, movie moguls eventually saw an an untapped talent in their midst and began grooming Merle for something bigger. Finally she landed a part with substance: the role of Ysobel d'Aunay in Men of Tomorrow (1932). Read more...

Actor

Character: Lady Blakeney

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934

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Character: Antonita, a Dancer of Passionate Temperament

The Private Life of Don Juan 1934

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Character: Germaine Brissard

The Broken Melody 1934

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Character: Helen Drummond

Beloved Enemy 1936

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Character: Leslie Steele / Lady Claire Mere

The Divorce of Lady X 1938

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Character: Sue Mayberry

Affectionately Yours 1941

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Character: Merle Oberon

Stage Door Canteen 1943

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Character: Marjorie Ismay

Forever and a Day 1943

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Character: Nicole Larsen

First Comes Courage 1943

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Character: Kitty Langley

The Lodger 1944

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Character: Linda Venning

24 Hours of a Woman's Life 1952

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Character: Dorothy Donnelly

Deep in My Heart 1954

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Character: Margaret Faulson

Todo es posible en Granada 1954

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Honorary Awards - Juvenile Performances

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Katherine Beckmann

Of Love and Desire 1963

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Short Subjects Awards

The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965

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Character: Herself / Messalina

The Epic That Never Was 1966

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Character: The Duchess Caroline

Hotel 1967

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects

The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973

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Character: Baroness Genevieve Cassini

Folies Bergère de Paris 1935

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Character: Anne Boleyn The Second Wife

The Private Life of Henry VIII. 1933

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Character: Kitty Vane

The Dark Angel 1935

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Character: Karin Touzac

This Love of Ours 1945

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Character: Allison Brent

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Lydia MacMillan

Lydia 1941

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