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    Norma Shearer

    Canadian-American actress

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  1. Norma Shearer. Actress: The Divorcee. She won a beauty contest at age fourteen. In 1920 her mother, Edith Shearer, took Norma and her sister Athole Shearer (Mrs. Howard Hawks) to New York. Ziegfeld rejected her for his "Follies," but she got work as an extra in several movies.

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    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 women.

  3. Norma Shearer. Actress: The Divorcee. She won a beauty contest at age fourteen. In 1920 her mother, Edith Shearer, took Norma and her sister Athole Shearer (Mrs. Howard Hawks) to New York. Ziegfeld rejected her for his "Follies," but she got work as an extra in several movies.

  4. Jun 8, 2024 · Norma Shearer was an American motion-picture actress known for her glamour, charm, sophistication, and versatility. Shearer was dubbed the “First Lady of the Screen” by MGM because of her marriage to Hollywood producer Irving G. Thalberg.

  5. Norma Shearer (1902–1983) was a Canadian American film actress who was nominated five times for an Academy Award. She and her sister Athole were assisted in their pursuit of show business careers by their mother Edith Fisher Shearer.

  6. Apr 8, 2021 · Norma Shearer was one of Hollywoods top actresses during the golden age of film. At the start of her career, she was told she would never make it. So, how did she reach stardom? Was it her stellar work ethic or her versatility in switching genres that allowed her to succeed when others couldn’t?

  7. Jun 14, 1983 · Norma Shearer, one of the famed Hollywood stars of the 20's and 30's, died of bronchial pneumonia Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Country Hospital in...

  8. Feb 8, 2022 · For $250 a week she was cast in forgettable roles, deemedunphotogenic’ and untalented by a couple of directors; she lost a much-hoped-for lead in The Wanters. Taking matters into her own hands, she started visiting VP of production Irving Thalberg to plead for better roles.

  9. Jan 13, 2020 · Norma Shearer, a Canadian-American actress who converted to Judaism in 1927 to marry MGM mogul Irving Thalberg, holds the distinction of being not only the first Jewish woman to win an...

  10. Norma Shearer was an exemplary Canadian actor of the early 1900s who enjoyed a celebrated star status in Hollywood for almost two decades (1924 to 1942). Six times nominated and winner of one Academy Award, Shearer was known for her spunky ingénue on big screen.

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