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Norma Shearer – Canadian-American actress, winner of the “Oscar”.
Shearer was born on August 10, 1902 in Montreal (Canada). At the age of nine years old girl has decided to link their fate with an acting career, although her mother did not believe in such a possibility. But with the support of his uncle, in 1919, Norma was able to go to New York and show Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld. Unfortunately, due to the completeness of the girls Florenz not taken her in his company, he also criticized her slanting eyes and short legs. But purposeful Norma Shearer was determined to go to his purpose. Soon she was able to pass the casting for filming the film company Universal Pictures. This was followed by shooting in «The Flapper» movies, «Way Down East», «The Restless Sex», «Torchy’s Millions», «The Stealers». Most of these paintings actress was not listed in the credits.
Norma often denied because of her looks, then she went to the doctor to correct strabismus. And in order to earn a living, confident and charming girl she decided to try herself as a model and started quite a successful career. In parallel, Norma received small roles in the films «The Sign on the Door» in 1921, «The Leather Pushers», «End of the World», «The Man Who Paid», «Channing of the Northwest» 1922.
In 1922 she played a major role in the film “Bootleggers”. Soon Norma Shearer has signed a contract with Hollywood film company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and became a regular feature in her films. In 1924, she played the heroine in the film Nancy Claxton “Snob” directed by Monta Bell. In the same year he received a Norma starring roles in the films “The one who receives a slap in the face», «Empty Hands», «Broken Barriers».
In 1929, the actress starred in the first sound movie called “Trial of Mary Dugan.” In 1930 came the film “Divorce”, which played the role of Norma Jerry Martin, brought her “Oscar” in the nomination “Best Actress”.
His film career Norma Shearer finished in 1942 after filming the comedy “Her Cardboard Lover”. The following years she lived in seclusion with her second husband. The actress died June 12, 1983.

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