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Norma Shearer Net Worth

Norma Shearer Net Worth is
$200,000

Norma Shearer Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door, but for most of the Pre-Code film era (beginning with the 1930 film The Divorcee, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress), she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated contemporary comedies. Later she appeared in historical and period films.Unlike many of her Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contemporaries, Shearer's fame declined steeply after retirement. By the time of her death in 1983, she was largely remembered at best for her "noble" roles in The Women, Marie Antoinette and Romeo and Juliet. Shearer's legacy began to be re-evaluated in the 1990s with the publication of two biographies and the TCM and VHS release of her films, many of them unseen since the implementation of the Production Code some sixty years before. Focus shifted to her pre-Code "divorcee" persona and Shearer was rediscovered as "the exemplar of sophisticated [1930's] womanhood... exploring love and sex with an honesty that would be considered frank by modern standards".Simultaneously, Shearer's ten-year collaboration with portrait photographer George Hurrell and her lasting contribution to fashion through the designs of Adrian were also recognized.Shearer is widely celebrated by some as one of cinema's feminist pioneers: "the first American film actress to make it chic and acceptable to be single and not a virgin on screen". In March 2008, two of her most famous pre-code films, The Divorcee and A Free Soul, were released on DVD.
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Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1902
Died1983-06-12
Place Of BirthMontréal, Québec, Canada
Height5' 1" (1.55 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
SpouseMartin Arrougé
ChildrenKatherine
Star SignLeo
TitleSalary
Escape (1940)$150,000
The Women (1939)$150,000
Marie Antoinette (1938)$150,000
#Quote
1Never let them see you in public after you've turned 35. You're finished if you do!
2The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they were lived. Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man.
3It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer.
4I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
5Scarlett O'Hara is going to be a thankless and difficult role. The part I'd like to play is Rhett Butler.
#Fact
1After Shearr and husband Irving THalberg played host to author F. Scott Fitzgerald at their Santa Monica beach house which became fictionalize in the author's book "Crazy Sunday" and the unfinished "The Last Tycoon.".
2Appeared with mother Edith Shearer in "A Clouded Name" in 1924.
3Regarding Shearer's marriage to studio boss Irving Thalberg, Joan Crawford allegedly said, "Sure Norma gets all the good parts. She sleeps with the boss...".
4The busy Shearer made eight films in 1924.
5Is one of 9 actresses who have received an Academy Award nomination for portraying a real-life queen. The others in chronological order are Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter (1968), Geneviève Bujold for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Vanessa Redgrave for Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Janet Suzman for Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Helen Mirren for The Madness of King George (1994) and The Queen (2006), Judi Dench for Mrs Brown (1997) and Shakespeare in Love (1998), Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth (1998) and The Golden Age (2007), and Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech (2010).
6Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a daughter Katherine Thalberg on June 14, 1935. Child's father was her 1st husband, Irving Thalberg.
7Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a son Irving Thalberg Jr on August 24, 1930. Child's father was her 1st husband, Irving Thalberg.
8Norma Shearer was considered by her peers as the Queen of MGM Studios.
9Was the 2nd of 3 consecutive Canadian actresses to win the Best Actress Oscar. The others were Mary Pickford and Marie Dressler.
10She is the only actress to portray Juliet [Romeo and Juliet (1936)] and Marie Antoinette [Marie Antoinette (1938)] on screen and receive Academy Award nominations [Best Actress] for both performances.
11Was the 3rd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for The Divorcee (1930) at The 3rd Academy Awards on November 5, 1930.
12Became a naturalized United States citizen in 1931.
13Was a staunch conservative Republican who was active in the presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
14She converted to Judaism in 1927 in order to marry Irving Thalberg. Even after he died, she continued to observe Judaism until her own death in 1983.
15Said to have been a major influence on the life of Eva Perón after Peron saw her in the role of Marie Antoinette.
16Was 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.
17She has three granddaughters from her daughter: Ashley (b. circa 1962), Brooke (b. circa 1964), and Deva (b. circa 1966).
18Her sons-in-law were skier Jack Reddish, actor Richard Anderson, and Aspen mayor Bill Stirling.
19She is commemorated on one of a set of postage stamps (issued in 2008) honoring prominent Canadians in Hollywood. The other stamps feature Marie Dressler, Chief Dan George and Raymond Burr.
20She would not remove her wedding ring for a role, preferring to cover it up with flesh-colored tape.
21In 1927, she insisted on firing the director Viktor Tourjansky because he was unsure of her cross-eyed stare.
22She and her brother Douglas Shearer were the first Oscar-winning brother and sister.
23She is one of the celebrities whose picture Anne Frank placed on the wall of her bedroom in the "Secret Annex" while in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam.
24Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 726-728. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
25Was meticulous about her appearance. Early in her career, she spent money she could barely afford on the services on an eye doctor, who trained her to strengthen a weak eye. She swam everyday, had massages to firm her figure, and dieted religiously. She experimented with make-up until she decided on a light tone that would illuminate her face on screen.
26Her daughter died in 2006 of cancer. A vegan, she headed the Society for Animal Rights in Aspen, Colorado, from 1989.
27Her son died in 1988 of cancer. He was a philosophy professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
28Turned down the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and the title role in Mrs. Miniver (1942).
29Six years after the death of first husband Irving Thalberg, she married a ski instructor 11 years her junior and retired from the screen forever.
30F. Scott Fitzgerald based one of his most famous stories, "Crazy Sunday," on a party hosted by Shearer, who also inspired the story's main character, Stella Calman.
31At the height of her career, she was earning $6,000 per week.
32Former mother-in-law of Richard Anderson.
33Sister-in-law of Howard Hawks.
34Sister-in-law of John Ward.
35Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction, alongside her first husband Irving Thalberg.
36Even after retirement, Norma maintained her interest in the film industry. While staying at a ski lodge, she noticed a photo of the receptionist's daughter and recommended her to MGM - that girl, became the star known as Janet Leigh. She also discovered a handsome young businessman beside a swimming pool - now actor/producer Robert Evans.
37Daughter of Edith Shearer.
38Sister of Athole Shearer and twelve time Academy Award winning sound director Douglas Shearer

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Her Cardboard Lover1942Consuelo Croyden
We Were Dancing1942Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska
Escape1940Countess von Treck
The Women1939Mrs. Stephen Haines - Mary
Idiot's Delight1939Irene Fellara
Marie Antoinette1938Marie Antoinette
Romeo and Juliet1936Juliet - Daughter to Capulet
The Barretts of Wimpole Street1934Elizabeth Barrett
Riptide1934Mary
Smilin' Through1932Kathleen (credited) / Moonyeen (uncredited)
Strange Interlude1932Nina Leeds
Private Lives1931Amanda
The Christmas Party1931ShortNorma Shearer (uncredited)
A Free Soul1931Jan Ashe
Strangers May Kiss1931Lisbeth
The Stolen Jools1931ShortOwner of Stolen Jewels
Let Us Be Gay1930Kitty Brown
The Divorcee1930Jerry
Their Own Desire1929Lally
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney1929Fay Cheyney
The Trial of Mary Dugan1929Mary Elizabeth Dugan
A Lady of Chance1928Dolly Morgan aka Angel Face
The Actress1928Rose Trelawny
The Latest from Paris1928Ann Dolan
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg1927Kathi
After Midnight1927Mary Miller
The Demi-Bride1927Criquette
Upstage1926Dolly Haven
The Waning Sex1926Nina Duane
The Devil's Circus1926Mary
His Secretary1925Ruth Lawrence
The Tower of Lies1925Glory or Goldie
A Slave of Fashion1925Katherine Emerson
Pretty Ladies1925Frances White
Waking Up the Town1925Mary Ellen Hope
Lady of the Night1925Molly Helmer / Florence Banning
Excuse Me1925Marjorie Newton
The Snob1924Nancy Claxton
He Who Gets Slapped1924Consuelo
Empty Hands1924Claire Endicott
Broken Barriers1924Grace Durland
Broadway After Dark1924Rose Dulane
Blue Water1924Lillian Denton
The Wolf Man1924Elizabeth Gordon
The Trail of the Law1924Jerry Vardon
Lucretia Lombard1923Mimi Winship (as Norma Sherer)
The Wanters1923Marjorie
Pleasure Mad1923Elinor Benton
The Devil's Partner1923Jeanne
Man and Wife1923Dora Perkins
A Clouded Name1923Marjorie Dare
The End of the World1922
Channing of the Northwest1922Jess Driscoll
The Taming of the Shrewd1922ShortRose Del Mar
The Bootleggers1922Helen Barnes
The Leather Pushers1922Rose Del Mar (Round Five, First Series)
The Man Who Paid1922Jeanne Thornton
The Stealers1920Julie Martin
Torchy's Millions1920Short uncredited
The Restless Sex1920uncredited
Way Down East1920Barn Dancer (uncredited)
The Flapper1920Schoolgirl (uncredited)
The Star Boarder1919ShortBig V Beauty Squad Member (uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Her Cardboard Lover1942performer: "I Dare You" 1942 - uncredited
The Women1939performer: "I Cried for You" 1923, "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" 1930 - uncredited
Idiot's Delight1939performer: "How Strange", "Ochi Tchornya", "Abide with Me" - uncredited
The Barretts of Wimpole Street1934performer: "Wilt Thou Have My Hand" 1934, "Little Brown Jug" 1869 - uncredited
Smilin' Through1932performer: "Smilin' Through" - uncredited
Private Lives1931performer: "Someday I'll Find You" 1931 - uncredited
Strangers May Kiss1931performer: "Silent Night, Holy Night" 1818 - uncredited
Let Us Be Gay1930performer: "A La La La Paree" - uncredited
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney1929performer: "Sonata No. 14 in C#, Opus 27, No. 2 'Moonlight'" 1802, "Carefree and Happy", "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" 1808 - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Another Romance of Celluloid1938Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
The Romance of Celluloid1937ShortHerself (as Miss Norma Shearer)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-131934ShortHerself
Jackie Cooper's Birthday Party1931Documentary shortHerself
Wir schalten um auf Hollywood1931Herself (uncredited)
The Voice of Hollywood No. 121930ShortHerself (uncredited)
The Hollywood Revue of 19291929Herself / Juliet
Voices Across the Sea1928ShortHerself
Screen Snapshots1926Short documentaryHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 6, No. 161926Documentary shortHerself
1925 Studio Tour1925Documentary shortHerself
Married Flirts1924Herself, Guest at party
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards1940Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 81939Documentary shortHerself
Hollywood Goes to Town1938Short documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn2016DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryVarious Roles
Gable and Crawford2008Video documentary shortHerself
Girl 272007DocumentaryHerself
Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
On Your Marx, Get Set, Go!2004Video documentary shortHerself (photo)
American Masters1990-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Checking Out: Grand Hotel2004Video documentary shortHerself - At the premiere
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHerself
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clip from 'Marie Antoinette' (uncredited)
L'oeil de Vichy1993DocumentaryUndetermined Film Role: Dancing (uncredited)
MGM: When the Lion Roars1992TV Mini-Series documentary
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind1988TV Movie documentaryActress in a film clip
Cinema Paradiso1988Jan Ashe (uncredited)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-19531979TV Movie documentaryHerself - Oscar Dinner, 1942 (uncredited)
That's Entertainment!1974Clip from 'Idiot's Delight' (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Anniversary1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood: The Golden Years1961TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
MGM Parade1955TV SeriesJan Ashe in 'A Free Soul'
Some of the Best1943DocumentaryJan Ashe in A Free Soul (uncredited)
The Miracle of Sound1940Documentary shortHerself
Hollywood: Style Center of the World1940Documentary shortHerself
From the Ends of the Earth1939Documentary shortHerself
Going Hollywood1933Herself - Premiere Clip (uncredited)
March of the Movies1933Herself, film clip (uncredited)
The Movie Album1932Documentary shortHerself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6636 Hollywood Blvd.
1938Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalBest ActressMarie Antoinette (1938)
1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Divorcee (1930)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1939OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleMarie Antoinette (1938)
1937OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleRomeo and Juliet (1936)
1935OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
1931OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleA Free Soul (1931)
1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleTheir Own Desire (1929)

3rd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1937NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressRomeo and Juliet (1936)

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