Norma Shearer

1902 - 1983

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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 five-time Academy Award acting nominee, winning Best Actress for 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 1,927,197 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Norma Shearer is the 1,227th most popular actor (down from 1,022nd in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Canada (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Canadian Actor.

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Among actors, Norma Shearer ranks 1,227 out of 10,030Before her are Rita Wilson, Britt Ekland, Marisa Tomei, Chris Evans, Richard Schiff, and Lee Grant. After her are Ann Morgan Guilbert, Marie-Christine Barrault, Amaury Nolasco, Angela Winkler, Oleg Popov, and Simone Simon.

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Among people born in 1902, Norma Shearer ranks 83Before her are Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Christian de Castries, Eugen Jochum, Maurice Duruflé, Langston Hughes, and George Gaylord Simpson. After her are Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, Nathan Milstein, Jean Bruller, Nordahl Grieg, Markian Popov, and Gertrud Scholtz-Klink. Among people deceased in 1983, Norma Shearer ranks 54Before her are Joan Robinson, William Walton, Walther Nehring, Roy Sullivan, Shizo Kanakuri, and Louison Bobet. After her are László Budai, Salo Flohr, Karen Carpenter, Tino Rossi, Carolyn Jones, and Ross Macdonald.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Norma Shearer ranks 87 out of 1,130Before her are John Candy (1950), Maurice Richard (1921), Jacques Villeneuve (1971), Brian Tracy (1944), Ian Stevenson (1918), and Joe Weider (1919). After her are Jack L. Warner (1892), Gerald Bull (1928), James Doohan (1920), Wayne Gretzky (1961), Simon Newcomb (1835), and Eric McCormack (1963).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Norma Shearer ranks 23Before her are Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Geneviève Bujold (1942), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), Rachel McAdams (1978), Victor Garber (1949), and John Candy (1950). After her are James Doohan (1920), Eric McCormack (1963), Deanna Durbin (1921), Bruce Greenwood (1956), William B. Davis (1938), and Katheryn Winnick (1977).

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