Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer

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Norma Shearer

Edith Norma Shearer (August 11, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress who was active on film from 1919 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingénues. She appeared in adaptations of Noël Coward, Eugene O'Neill, and William Shakespeare, and was the first person to be nominated five times for an Academy Award for acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Divorcee (1930).

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Full name at birth
Edith Norma Shearer
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Claim to fame
The First Lady of MGM
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Date of birth
11 August 1902
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Place of birth
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Date of death
12 June 1983
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80 (age at death)
Place of death
Woodland Hills, California
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Cause of death
Pneumonia
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
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5' 1" (155 cm)
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She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Scarlett O`Hara is going to be a thankless and difficult role. The part I`d like to play is Rhett Butler.
  • Children, with Thalberg, Irving Jr. (1930-1988) and Katherine (1935-2006).
  • Sister of Athole Shearer and twelve time Academy Award winning sound director Douglas Shearer
  • Daughter of Edith Shearer.
  • Even after retirement, Norma maintained her interest in the film industry. While staying at a ski lodge, she noticed a photo of the receptionist`s daughter and recommended her to MGM - that girl, became the star known as Janet Leigh. She also discovered a handsome young businessman beside a swimming pool - now actor/producer Robert Evans.
  • Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction.

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