Norma Shearer

1902 - 1983

Norma Shearer

Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress who was active on film from 1919 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingénues. She appeared in adaptations of Noël Coward, Eugene O'Neill and William Shakespeare, and was the first person to be nominated five times for an Academy Award for acting, winning Best Actress for her performance in The Divorcee (1930).Reviewing Shearer's work, Mick LaSalle called her "the exemplar of sophisticated 1930s womanhood ... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norma Shearer has received more than 1,544,352 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,036th most popular actor.

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  • 5.61

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Among actors, Norma Shearer ranks 1,028 out of 8,832Before her are Carl Reiner, Julie Harris, Gene Tierney, John Nettles, Paul Lukas, and Hiroyuki Sanada. After her are Chris Cooper, Lea Massari, Florinda Bolkan, Aamir Khan, Barbara Bach, and Kathleen Turner.

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Among people born in 1902, Norma Shearer ranks 80Before her are Richard Rodgers, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, Mitsuo Fuchida, Bruno Streckenbach, Eric Liddell, and Anatole Litvak. After her are Demchugdongrub, Nathan Milstein, Takeichi Nishi, Léon M'ba, George Gaylord Simpson, and Jean Rey. Among people deceased in 1983, Norma Shearer ranks 49Before her are Georges Bidault, Nicolaus von Below, Germaine Tailleferre, Victor Turner, William Walton, and Joan Robinson. After her are Pridi Banomyong, Louison Bobet, Ivan Vinogradov, Jean Rey, Walther Nehring, and László Budai.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Norma Shearer ranks 83 out of 840Before her are Edward Dmytryk (1908), Denys Arcand (1941), Shawn Mendes (1998), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Victor Garber (1949), and Simon Newcomb (1835). After her are René Angélil (1942), Louis Slotin (1910), Maurice Richard (1921), Norman Bethune (1890), Lester B. Pearson (1897), and Ian Stevenson (1918).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Norma Shearer ranks 21Before her are Mack Sennett (1880), Rachel McAdams (1978), Geneviève Bujold (1942), Mike Myers (1963), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), and Victor Garber (1949). After her are Yvonne De Carlo (1922), John Candy (1950), Eric McCormack (1963), Peter Cullen (1941), Michael Ironside (1950), and Evangeline Lilly (1979).