Jump to content

Norma Shearer


Recommended Posts

Norma was a Canadian-American actress born on Aug. 10, 1902 in Montreal. She was one of the most popular actresses from the 1920's until her retirement in 1942. Today she is celebrated as one of films first feminist pioneers. She was the first film actress to make it chic and acceptable to be single and not a virgin onscreen.

Norma moved to New York with her mother and sister in 1920. She started modeling and then became an extra in films for several years. She signed a contract with Louis B. Mayer and when MGM started, she beacame their biggest box office attraction.

In 1930 she won am Academy Award for Best Actress in The Divorcee.

After a few box office flops in the early 40's, she decided to retire.

Norman passed away from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease on June 12, 1983 in Woodland Hills, California.






Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...