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Shearer grew up in Montreal and moved to New York with her family in 1920, starting her career as a model and making brief appearances in silent B-movies. She moved to Hollywood three years later after being offered a contract for Creator/{{MGM}}, named Louis B. Mayer Pictures at the time, and soon became one of the most popular and wanted actresses in Hollywood by 1925. When sound films were becoming popular, Shearer was reluctant to end her silent film career, however, her appearance in ''The Trial of Mary Dugan'' in 1929 won over critics and audiences, who liked her Canadian accent.

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Shearer grew up in Montreal and moved to New York with her family in 1920, starting her career as a model and making brief appearances in silent B-movies. She moved to Hollywood three years later after being offered a contract for Creator/{{MGM}}, named Louis B. Mayer Pictures at the time, and soon became one of the most popular and wanted actresses in Hollywood by 1925. (The fact that she was married to Irving Thalberg, the head of production at MGM, didn't hurt.). When sound films were becoming popular, Shearer was reluctant to end her silent film career, however, her appearance in ''The Trial of Mary Dugan'' in 1929 won over critics and audiences, who liked her Canadian accent.



* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' (1936) (WAY too old to play Juliet)

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* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Film/{{Romeo and Juliet|1936}}'' (1936) (WAY too old to play Juliet)


-->Shearer, at the Hollywood premiere of ''Film/GrandHotel'' (has become somewhat a MemeticMutation and her most recognised quote)

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-->Shearer, -->-- Shearer, at the Hollywood premiere of ''Film/GrandHotel'' (has become somewhat a MemeticMutation and her most recognised quote)

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->''"...being a fan is hard, darling."''
-->Shearer, at the Hollywood premiere of ''Film/GrandHotel'' (has become somewhat a MemeticMutation and her most recognised quote)


In the time of pre-Hays Code, Shearer portrayed racy and scandalous women in films like ''Film/TheDivorcee'' and ''Film/AFreeSoul'', which destroyed her "good girl" image that prior roles had type-casted her as. She was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward six times and won once in 1930 for Best Actress in ''The Divorcee''. However, she appeared in biopics as historical figures, such as MarieAntoinette, feature in all-star ensembles like ''Film/TheWomen'' in 1939, and appeared as Juliet in a 1936 adaptation of ''Romeo and Juliet'', and she was praised for her versatility.

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In the time of pre-Hays Code, Shearer portrayed racy and scandalous women in films like ''Film/TheDivorcee'' and ''Film/AFreeSoul'', which destroyed her "good girl" image that prior roles had type-casted her as. She was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward six times and won once in 1930 for Best Actress in ''The Divorcee''. However, she appeared in biopics as historical figures, such as MarieAntoinette, UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette, feature in all-star ensembles like ''Film/TheWomen'' in 1939, and appeared as Juliet in a 1936 adaptation of ''Romeo and Juliet'', and she was praised for her versatility.


* WhatBeautifulEyes: Shearer had bright blue eyes (although, you can only tell their brightness by her photos -- coloured photos of her are very hard to find). She assumed that they were one of the reasons why she got signed to film studios.

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Shearer had bright blue eyes (although, you can only tell their brightness by her photos -- coloured photos of her are very hard to find). She assumed that they were one of the reasons why she got signed to film studios.studios, which is impressive, since she was once dismissed for her slight lazy eye.


* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Shearer's height has been guessed as either five feet tall or 5'1". Regardless, every leading man (and other actresses in photos) towers over her, even when she's wearing heels.



* TinyGirlHugeGuy: Shearer's height has been guessed as either five feet tall or 5'1". Regardless, every leading man (and other actresses in photos) towers over her, even when she's wearing heels.

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* TinyGirlHugeGuy: Shearer's height has been guessed as either five feet tall or 5'1". Regardless, every leading man (and other actresses in photos) towers over her, even when she's wearing heels.


* MsFanservice: In the early 1930s, she became this, with her low-cut gowns and her flirty gazes. Her most well-known example was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WULkuocSF7o when she was flirting]] with an irritated Creator/ClarkGable in ''A Free Soul''.

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* MsFanservice: In the early 1930s, she became this, with her low-cut [[AbsoluteCleavage low-cut]] gowns and her flirty gazes. Her most well-known example was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WULkuocSF7o when she was flirting]] with an irritated Creator/ClarkGable in ''A Free Soul''.

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* GoodBadGirl: Once she turned to sound pictures, she was either this or was [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys attracted to roguish men]].
* MsFanservice: In the early 1930s, she became this, with her low-cut gowns and her flirty gazes. Her most well-known example was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WULkuocSF7o when she was flirting]] with an irritated Creator/ClarkGable in ''A Free Soul''.
* NiceGirl: Often remembered for these characters more than the rest of her roles.


Edith Norma Shearer (August 11th [[note]]Some sources might say "August 10th", but they are incorrect[[/note]] 1902 -- June 12th 1983) was a Canadian-American actress that was a notable figure in the Silent Era and UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra of Hollywood.

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Edith Norma Shearer (August 11th [[note]]Some sources might say "August 10th", but they are incorrect[[/note]] incorrect, [[http://www.cineartistes.com/images_uploaded/SHEARER%20Norma%20(naissance).png because of the discovery of her birth certificate]][[/note]] 1902 -- June 12th 1983) was a Canadian-American actress that was a notable figure in the Silent Era and UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra of Hollywood.

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* ''Film/LadyOfTheNight'' (1925)


Shearer grew up in Montreal and moved to New York with her family in 1920, starting her career as a model and making brief appearances in silent B-movies. She moved to Hollywood three years later after being offered a contract for {{MGM}}, named Louis B. Mayer Pictures at the time, and soon became one of the most popular and wanted actresses in Hollywood by 1925. When sound films were becoming popular, Shearer was reluctant to end her silent film career, however, her appearance in ''The Trial of Mary Dugan'' in 1929 won over critics and audiences, who liked her Canadian accent.

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Shearer grew up in Montreal and moved to New York with her family in 1920, starting her career as a model and making brief appearances in silent B-movies. She moved to Hollywood three years later after being offered a contract for {{MGM}}, Creator/{{MGM}}, named Louis B. Mayer Pictures at the time, and soon became one of the most popular and wanted actresses in Hollywood by 1925. When sound films were becoming popular, Shearer was reluctant to end her silent film career, however, her appearance in ''The Trial of Mary Dugan'' in 1929 won over critics and audiences, who liked her Canadian accent.



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Shearer had bright blue eyes (although, you can only tell their brightness by her photos -- coloured photos of her are very hard to find). She assumed that they were one of the reasons why she got signed to film studios.

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Shearer had bright blue eyes (although, you can only tell their brightness by her photos -- coloured photos of her are very hard to find). She assumed that they were one of the reasons why she got signed to film studios.studios.
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* ''Theatre/TheWomen'' (1939)

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* ''Theatre/TheWomen'' (1939)(1939)

* WhatBeautifulEyes: Shearer had bright blue eyes (although, you can only tell their brightness by her photos -- coloured photos of her are very hard to find). She assumed that they were one of the reasons why she got signed to film studios.


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!!Norma Shearer on TV Tropes:

* ''Film/HeWhoGetsSlapped'' (1924)
* ''Film/TheStudentPrinceInOldHeidelberg'' (1927)
* ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' (1929)
* ''Film/TheDivorcee'' (1930)
* ''Film/AFreeSoul'' (1931)
* ''Film/SmilinThrough'' (1932)
* ''Theatre/StrangeInterlude'' (1932)
* ''Film/TheBarrettsOfWimpoleStreet'' (1934)
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' (1936) (WAY too old to play Juliet)
* ''Theatre/IdiotsDelight'' (1939)
* ''Theatre/TheWomen'' (1939)

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