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Norma Shearer

1902 - 1983

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Edith Norma Shearer (August 11, 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 2,535,419 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Norma Shearer is the 1,166th most popular actor (up from 1,227th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Canada (down from 87th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Canadian Actor.

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Among actors, Norma Shearer ranks 1,166 out of 9,996Before her are Madeleine Stowe, David Prowse, Teri Hatcher, Candice Bergen, Tanya Roberts, and Kate Beckinsale. After her are John Derek, Ajay Devgn, Mary McDonnell, Renato Salvatori, Jean-Pierre Aumont, and Djimon Hounsou.

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Among people born in 1902, Norma Shearer ranks 76Before her are Marcel Aymé, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Nathan Milstein, William Walton, Markian Popov, and Jan Tschichold. After her are Ralph Richardson, Maurice Duruflé, Alfredo Binda, Christian de Castries, Gianpiero Combi, and Langston Hughes. Among people deceased in 1983, Norma Shearer ranks 52Before her are Horst Schumann, Germaine Tailleferre, Victor Turner, Shizo Kanakuri, Walther Nehring, and William Walton. After her are Igor Markevitch, Ralph Richardson, Florence Owens Thompson, Anthony Blunt, Karen Carpenter, and László Budai.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Norma Shearer ranks 91 out of 1,350Before her are Michael Ironside (1950), Justin Bieber (1994), Jack L. Warner (1892), Graham Greene (1952), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), and Brian Tracy (1944). After her are Lester B. Pearson (1897), Rocky Johnson (1944), Jacques Villeneuve (1971), Joe Weider (1919), Donna Strickland (1959), and William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Norma Shearer ranks 25Before her are Rachel McAdams (1978), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), Rick Moranis (1953), Victor Garber (1949), Michael Ironside (1950), and Graham Greene (1952). After her are Walter Huston (1883), Conrad Bain (1923), Joseph Wiseman (1918), Margot Kidder (1948), Fay Wray (1907), and Peter Cullen (1941).

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