But new records show her father was in fact a railway engineer from Darlington - who had Merle by the daughter of his then-girlfriend.
Actress Merle Oberon was born today in Some of her list of credits include Wuthering Heights, Desiree, Hotel, Berlin Express, A Song To Remember and That Uncertain Feeling. She also appeared on TV drama shows. She passed in
Merle Oberon & Howard, Leslie (The Scarlet Pimpernel)