One of my favorite movies is the 1939 film version of Wuthering Heights, starring the extraordinarily beautiful Merle Oberon, a talented actress during the 1930s and '40s.
May 12, Mother's Day, is quickly approaching and I'm looking forward to spending time with my wonderful mother, as I'm sure most of us are, who are still fortunate to have our moms with us. That said, I find it sad the way Miss Oberon treated her own mother--her dark skinned mother--by passing her off as a servant. Throughout her lifetime, Merle Oberon kept her ethnic origin a secret.
For a more in depth look into Merle Oberon's life and deceit regarding her origins, check out this article about the 2002 documentary "The Trouble with Merle".
Have you seen any of Merle Oberon's movies?
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Previously posted 5/13/13