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 Norma Shearer

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Norma Shearer Famous memorial

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death
12 Jun 1983 (aged 80)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Great Mausoleum, Memorial Terrace, Sanctuary of Benediction, Distinguished Memorial – Private Family Mausoleum Room #33, Crypt B (left/south side wall; far end within annex)
Memorial ID
1994 View Source

Actress. She was born in a well-to-do family that lost everything in the 1910s. At the age of 14, she won a beauty contest and soon after, her mother took her to New York in hopes that Shearer's beauty would earn some money for the family. She found work as a model and began appearing in small film roles. In 1923, Irving Thalberg, the "Boy Wonder"vice president of the newly formed MGM Studios, sent for her, after having seen her in a film in 1920. Thalberg and Shearer wed in 1927. She began to receive substantial roles and got to choose the scripts and co-stars she wanted. She won an Academy Award for her performance in the 1930 film "The Divorcee." Her other memorable films include "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934), "Marie Antoinette" (1938), and "The Women" (1939). Her husband died in 1936, after which she starred in a series of flops mixed in with some successful films, "The Women," which co-starred Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, and Joan Fontaine being the most notable. Shearer retired from films in the early 1940's and later married a ski instructor named Martin Arrouge who was twelve years younger. Though retired, Shearer remained in the spotlight by keeping an active social life.

Actress. She was born in a well-to-do family that lost everything in the 1910s. At the age of 14, she won a beauty contest and soon after, her mother took her to New York in hopes that Shearer's beauty would earn some money for the family. She found work as a model and began appearing in small film roles. In 1923, Irving Thalberg, the "Boy Wonder"vice president of the newly formed MGM Studios, sent for her, after having seen her in a film in 1920. Thalberg and Shearer wed in 1927. She began to receive substantial roles and got to choose the scripts and co-stars she wanted. She won an Academy Award for her performance in the 1930 film "The Divorcee." Her other memorable films include "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934), "Marie Antoinette" (1938), and "The Women" (1939). Her husband died in 1936, after which she starred in a series of flops mixed in with some successful films, "The Women," which co-starred Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, and Joan Fontaine being the most notable. Shearer retired from films in the early 1940's and later married a ski instructor named Martin Arrouge who was twelve years younger. Though retired, Shearer remained in the spotlight by keeping an active social life.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1994
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1994/norma-shearer: accessed ), memorial page for Norma Shearer (10 Aug 1902–12 Jun 1983), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1994, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.