Douglas Graham Shearer

Douglas Graham Shearer

Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 5 Jan 1971 (aged 71)
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Donated to Medical Science, Specifically: Body was donated to UCLA
Memorial ID 8103654 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Jennifer M.
  • Added: 19 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8103654
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Douglas Graham Shearer (17 Nov 1899–5 Jan 1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8103654, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Donated to Medical Science, who reports a Body was donated to UCLA.