Norma Shearer Biography (1902-1983)

Full name, Edith Norma Shearer; born August 10, 1902, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; immigrated to the United States, 1919, naturalized citizen, 1931; diedof complications from pneumonia, June 12, 1983, in Woodland Hills, CA; daughter of Andrew and Edith Mary (Fisher) Shearer; married Irving G. Thalberg (a producer), 1928 (some sources cite 1927; died, 1936); married Martin Arouge (aski instructor), 1942; children: (first marriage) Irving, Jr., Katherine. Career: Actress. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best actress, 1929, for Their Own Desire; Academy Award, best actress, 1930,for The Divorcee; Academy Award nominations, best actress, 1931, forA Free Soul, 1934, for The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and 1936, for Romeo and Juliet; Academy Award nomination and Volpi Cup, VeniceFilm Festival, both best actress, 1938, for Marie Antoinette..

Birth Details
August 10, 1902
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death Details
June 12, 1983
Woodland Hills, California, United States

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