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Douglas Graham Shearer
Birth: Nov. 17, 1899
Montreal
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jan. 5, 1971
California, USA

Motion Picture Pioneer, Inventor. Shearer was credited as the recording supervisor on over 850 MGM films between 1928 and 1954. He developed a recording process for the studios that virtually eliminated unwanted background noise, and was eventually made head of MGM's sound department. Shearer won 12 Oscars for "Best Sound" during his career. He received an additional Oscar in 1959 in the "Science and Technical" category as the co-creator of MGM's "Camera 65" widescreen system. He was also the brother of actress Norma Shearer. (bio by: Jennifer M.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Andrew Shearer (1864 - 1944)
  Edith Fisher Shearer (1873 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Marian B Tilden Shearer (1895 - 1931)
 
 Siblings:
  Douglas Graham Shearer (1899 - 1971)
  Athole Shearer Hawks (1900 - 1985)*
  Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: Body was donated to UCLA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jennifer M.
Record added: Nov 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8103654
Douglas Graham Shearer
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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