Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl next door, but for most of the Pre-Code film era, beginning with the 1930 film The Divorcee, for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress, she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated contemporary comedies. Later she appeared in historical and period films. Unlike many of her MGM contemporaries, Shearer's fame declined steeply after retirement. By the time of her death in 1983, she was largely remembered at best for her "noble" roles in The Women, Marie Antoinette, and Romeo and Juliet. Shearer's legacy began to be re-evaluated in the 1990s with the publication of two biographies and the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and VHS release of her films, many of them unseen since the implementation of the Production Code some sixty years before. Focus shifted to her pre-Code "divorcee" persona, and Shearer was rediscovered as "the exemplar of sophisticated [1930's] woman-hood... exploring love and sex with an honesty that would be considered frank by modern standards". Simultaneously, Shearer's ten-year collaboration with portrait photographer George Hurrell and her lasting contribution to fashion through the designs of Adrian were also recognized. Shearer is widely celebrated by some as one of cinema's feminist pioneers: "the first American film actress to make it chic and acceptable to be single and not a virgin on screen". In March 2008, two of her most famous pre-code films, The Divorcee and A Free Soul, were released on DVD. Description above from the Wikipedia article Norma Shearer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name Norma Shearer
Also Known As Edith Norma Shearer, The First Lady Of MGM, Queen Norma, Norma Sherer
Birthday 1902-08-10
Deathday 1983-06-12
Gender Female
IMDB Norma Shearer profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
As: Mrs. Stephen Haines
1939-09-01
The Women...
As: Herself / Juliet
1929-11-23
The Hollywood Revue ...
As: Consuelo
1924-12-22
He Who Gets Slapped...
As: Elizabeth Gordon
1924-02-17
The Wolf Man...
As: Irene Fellara
1939-01-27
Idiot's Delight...
As: Elizabeth Barrett
1934-09-21
The Barretts of Wimp...
As: Marie Antoinette
1938-08-26
Marie Antoinette...
As: Juliet - Daughter to
1936-09-03
Romeo and Juliet...
As: Marjorie Dare
1923-02-19
A Clouded Name...
As: Jan Ashe
1931-06-02
A Free Soul...
As: Jerry Martin
1930-04-19
The Divorcee...
As: Molly Helmer / Flore
1925-02-23
Lady of the Night...
As: Kathleen
1932-09-24
Smilin' Through...
As: Kathi
1928-01-30
The Student Prince i...
As: Consuelo Croyden
1942-06-01
Her Cardboard Lover...
As: Amanda Prynne
1931-12-12
Private Lives...
As: Lucia 'Lally' Marlet
1929-12-27
Their Own Desire...
As: Mary Elizabeth Dugan
1929-06-08
The Trial Of Mary Du...
As: Lisbeth Corbin
1931-04-04
Strangers May Kiss...
As: Countess Ruby von Tr
1940-11-01
Escape...
As: Nina Leeds
1932-12-30
Strange Interlude...
As: Kitty Brown
1930-08-08
Let Us Be Gay...
As: Frances White
1925-08-05
Pretty Ladies...
As: Dolly Haven
1926-11-06
Upstage...
As: Dolly Morgan
1928-12-01
A Lady of Chance...
As: Nina Duane
1926-09-05
The Waning Sex...
As: Herself (archive foo
1983-02-25
Hollywood Out-takes ...
As: Mary
1926-02-14
The Devil's Circus...
As: Mary Miller
1927-08-20
After Midnight...
As: Mary
1934-03-29
Riptide...
As: Victoria Anastasia W
1942-04-30
We Were Dancing...
As: Mimi Winship
1923-12-07
Lucretia Lombard...
As: Fay Cheyney
1929-07-06
The Last of Mrs. Che...
As: Clip from 'Idiot's D
1974-06-21
That's Entertainment...
As: Glory/Goldie
1925-10-10
The Tower of Lies...
As: Herself (uncredited)
1931-12-15
The Christmas Party...
As: Rose Dulane
1924-05-31
Broadway After Dark...
As: Barn Dancer (uncredi
1920-09-03
Way Down East...
As: Rose Trelawny
1928-04-27
The Actress...
As: Herself - Premiere C
1933-12-22
Going Hollywood...
As: Owner of Stolen Jewe
1931-04-04
The Stolen Jools...
As: Herself
1931-06-09
Wir schalten um auf ...
As: Herself
1940-01-01
The Miracle of Sound...
As: Herself
1925-04-09
1925 Studio Tour...
As: Unknown
1920-11-12
The Restless Sex...
As: (archive footage)
1994-07-01
That's Entertainment...
As: Herself
2002-01-18
The Kid Stays in the...
As: Herself
1937-08-26
The Romance of Cellu...
As: Mary Ellen Hope
1925-03-30
Waking Up the Town...
As: Ann Dolan
1928-02-04
The Latest from Pari...
As: Nancy Claxton
1924-11-10
The Snob...
As: Katherine Emerson
1925-08-23
A Slave of Fashion...
As: Herself
2004-02-25
Judy Garland: By Mys...
As: Herself
1940-07-31
Cavalcade of the Aca...
As: Herself
1940-05-29
Hollywood: Style Cen...
As: Herself
1938-07-07
Hollywood Goes to To...
As: Herself (archive foo
2003-05-06
Complicated Women...
As: Unknown
1939-05-28
From the Ends of the...
As: Unknown
1944-01-01
Twenty Years After...
As: (archive footage)
1988-10-01
The Making of a Lege...
As: Unknown
1963-07-01
Hollywood Without Ma...
As: Various Roles (archi
2008-03-03
Thou Shalt Not: Sex,...
As: Herself, film clip (
1933-01-01
The Film Parade...