Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer

Highest Rated: 92% The Women (1939)

Lowest Rated: 40% Idiot's Delight (1939)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1902

Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada

A child model and bit player in New York-based films whose appearance in "The Stealers" (1920) caught the attention of producer Irving Thalberg. Thalberg signed Shearer to a long-term contract with MGM in 1923 and she quickly became a popular star in such films as "He Who Gets Slapped" (1924), "His Secretary" (1925) and "The Student Prince" (1927), typically as a gentle but vivacious ingenue. Thalberg married his star in 1927, after which she had her pick of films, parts and directors. A striking and often lovely brunette actress with a great profile, Shearer compensated for a slight lack of conventional beauty with great poise, elegance and charm. She played a wide range of roles in a glittering array of films; among her most notable efforts were "The Divorcee" (1930), for which she won an Oscar, "A Free Soul" (1931), "Private Lives" (1931; an especially fine and rare comic performance at this stage in her career), "Smilin' Through" (1932; one of her loveliest performances, and most romantic films) and "Romeo and Juliet" (1936).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 38% Her Cardboard Lover Consuelo Croyden (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 62% We Were Dancing Victoria Anastasia "Vicki" Wilomirska (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 64% Escape Countess Ruby von Treck (Character) - 1940
92% 88% The Women Mary (Character) - 1939
40% 45% Idiot's Delight Irene Fellara (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 76% Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette (Character) - 1938
78% 50% Romeo and Juliet Juliet (Character) - 1936
78% 69% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Elizabeth Barrett (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 38% Riptide Mary (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 31% Strange Interlude Nina Leeds Evans (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 76% Smilin' Through Kathleen/Moonyeen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 45% Strangers May Kiss Lisbeth Corbin (Character) - 1931
80% 60% Private Lives Amanda "Mandy" Chase Prynne (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 56% A Free Soul Jan Ashe (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Us Be Gay Kitty Brown (Character) - 1930
75% 63% The Divorcee Jerry Martin (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 44% Their Own Desire Lally (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Fay Cheyney (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Mary Dugan Mary Elizabeth Dugan (Character) - 1929
50% 22% The Hollywood Revue Herself/Juliet (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Latest From Paris Ann Dolan (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lady of Chance Angel Face Crandall (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Midnight Mary Miller (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet 63% The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg Kathi (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Demi-Bride Criquette (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Circus Mary (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waning Sex Nina Duane (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstage Dolly Haven (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretty Ladies Frances White (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Excuse Me Marjorie Newton (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Slave of Fashion Katherine Emerson (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Secretary Ruth Lawrence (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 73% Lady of the Night Molly and Florence (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 89% He Who Gets Slapped Consuelo (Character) - 1924

QUOTES FROM Norma Shearer CHARACTERS

Amanda Chase Paynne says: Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

Harry Van says: Oh, you like my electrical personality, hmm?

Irene Fellara says: No, nothing as obvious as that. . .

Irene Fellara says: No, nothing as obvious as that.