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Norma Shearer (1902–1983)

She won a beauty contest at age fourteen. In 1920 her mother, Edith Shearer, took Norma and her sister Athole Shearer (Mrs. Howard Hawks) to New York. Ziegfeld rejected her for his "Follies," but she got work as an extra in several movies. She spent much money on eye doctor's services trying to correct her cross-eyed stare caused by a muscle ... See full bio »

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 1942 We Were Dancing
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska
 1934 Riptide
 1932 Smilin' Through
Kathleen (credited) / Moonyeen (uncredited)
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Owner of Stolen Jewels
 1928 The Latest from Paris
Ann Dolan
 1927 The Demi-Bride
 1926 Upstage
Dolly Haven
 1926 The Waning Sex
Nina Duane
 1926 The Devil's Circus
 1925 His Secretary
Ruth Lawrence
 1925 The Tower of Lies
Glory or Goldie
 1925 A Slave of Fashion
Katherine Emerson
 1925 Pretty Ladies
Frances White
 1925 Waking Up the Town
Mary Ellen Hope
 1925 Lady of the Night
Molly Helmer / Florence Banning
 1925 Excuse Me
Marjorie Newton
 1924 The Snob
Nancy Claxton
 1924 Empty Hands
Claire Endicott
 1924 Broken Barriers
Grace Durland
 1924 Broadway After Dark
Rose Dulane
 1924 Blue Water
Lillian Denton
 1924 The Wolf Man
Elizabeth Gordon
 1924 The Trail of the Law
Jerry Vardon
 1923 Lucretia Lombard
Mimi Winship (as Norma Sherer)
 1923 The Wanters
 1923 Pleasure Mad
Elinor Benton
 1923 The Devil's Partner
 1923 Man and Wife
Dora Perkins
 1923 A Clouded Name
Marjorie Dare
 1922 Channing of the Northwest
Jess Driscoll
 1922 The Taming of the Shrewd (Short)
Rose Del Mar
 1922 The Bootleggers
Helen Barnes
 1922 The Leather Pushers
Rose Del Mar (Round Five, First Series)
 1922 The Man Who Paid
Jeanne Thornton
 1920 Torchy's Millions (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 The Restless Sex (uncredited)
 1920 Way Down East
Barn Dancer (uncredited)
 1920 The Flapper
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1919 The Star Boarder (Short)
Big V Beauty Squad Member (uncredited)
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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 20 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Norma Shearer | Norma Sherer


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer. See more »


Was offered the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950), but she turned it down. Gloria Swanson, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead. See more »


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