Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer
1902 - 1983
Norma Shearer  Canadian Actress

Norma Shearer dating history


Norma Shearer was previously married to Martin Arrouge (1942 - 1983) and Irving Thalberg (1927 - 1936).

Norma Shearer was in relationships with George Raft (1940 - 1941), Robert Montgomery (1929), Johnny Mack Brown (1928), Douglas Fairbanks Jr., William Haines, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Burgess Meredith, Ben Lyon and Monta Bell.

Norma Shearer had encounters with Mickey Rooney (1940), David Niven (1939), Clark Gable (1931), Humphrey Bogart (1930), Malcolm McGregor (1925), John Gilbert (1924), Jack Conway, James Stewart, Freddie Bartholomew, John F. Kennedy and Howard Hawks.


Canadian Actress Norma Shearer was born Edith Norma Shearer on 11th August, 1902 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and passed away on 12th Jun 1983 Woodland Hills, California aged 80. She is most remembered for The First Lady of MGM. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Norma Shearer was in 7 on-screen matchups, including Leslie Howard in Romeo and Juliet (1936), Clark Gable in Idiot's Delight (1939), Ralph Forbes in The Actress (1928), Ramon Novarro in The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) and Robert Montgomery in Private Lives (1931).

Norma Shearer is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Best Actress Academy Award winners and American Jews.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 41 years, 10 months 25 years, 5 months 9 years
Dating9 1 year 1 month, 10 days -
Encounter11 97 years, 6 months 17 years, 3 months 1 month, 8 days
Total22 97 years, 6 months 11 years 1 month, 8 days


First Name Norma
Middle Name Norma
Last Name Shearer
Maiden Name Shearerr
Full Name at Birth Edith Norma Shearer
Alternative Name Queen Norma, The First Lady Of MGM, Norma Shearerr, Norma Shearer, Edith Norma Shearer
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th August, 1902
Birthplace Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died 12th June, 1983
Place of Death Woodland Hills, California
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Height 5' 1" (155 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The First Lady of MGM
Year(s) Active 1919–1942
Official Websites,,,
Father Andrew shearer
Mother Edith Shearer
Brother Douglas Shearer
Sister Athole Shearer
Friend Merle Oberon, Jean Harlow, Jack Conway, Virginia Conway, Sam Wood, Chico Marx, Janet Leigh, Myrna Loy
Pets Cats
Favorite Places Montreal, Chicago, Paris, Los Angeles, New York City, London
Favorite Colors Black, White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Golden, Grey, Brown
Favorite Accessories Jewellery, Boas, Hats

Edith Norma Shearer (August 11, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress who was active on film from 1919 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingénues. She appeared in adaptations of Noël Coward, Eugene O'Neill, and William Shakespeare, and was the first person to be nominated five times for an Academy Award for acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Divorcee (1930).

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Norma Shearer80 LeoActress
Martin Arrouge85 AriesRelative
Mickey Rooney93 VirgoActor
George Raft85 LibraActor
David Niven73 PiscesActor
Clark Gable59 AquariusActor
Humphrey Bogart57 CapricornActor
Robert Montgomery77 TaurusActor
Johnny Mack Brown70 VirgoActor
Irving Thalberg37 AriesFilm/TV Producer
Malcolm McGregor52 LibraActor
John Gilbert38 CancerActor
Jack Conway65 CancerDirector
James Stewart89 TaurusActor
Freddie Bartholomew67 AriesActor
John F. Kennedy46 GeminiHead of State
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.90 SagittariusActor
William Haines73 CapricornActor
Alfred G. Vanderbilt87 VirgoSocialite
Burgess Meredith89 ScorpioActor
Ben Lyon78 AquariusActor
Howard Hawks81 GeminiDirector
Monta Bell67 AquariusFilm Director
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Irving Jr.Male24th August, 193091 years oldIrving Thalberg
KatherineFemale193587 years oldIrving Thalberg


Her Cardboard Lover1942Consuelo CroydenMovie
We Were Dancing1942Vicki WilomirskaMovie
Escape1940Countess von TreckMovie
Idiot's Delight1939IreneMovie
The Women1939Mrs. Stephen Haines (Mary)Movie
Marie Antoinette1938Marie AntoinetteMovie
Romeo and Juliet1936Juliet - Daughter to CapuletMovie
Riptide1934Lady Mary RexfordMovie
The Barretts of Wimpole Street1934Elizabeth BarrettMovie
Smilin' Through1932Kathleen, Moonyeen ClareMovie
Strange Interlude1932Nina LeedsMovie
A Free Soul1931Jan AsheMovie
Private Lives1931Amanda PrynneMovie
Strangers May Kiss1931LisbethMovie
The Stolen Jools1931Owner of Stolen JewelsShort Film
The Christmas Party1931Norma Shearer (uncredited)Short Film
Let Us Be Gay1930Kitty BrownMovie
The Divorcee1930JerryMovie
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney1929Fay CheyneyMovie
The Trial of Mary Dugan1929Mary Elizabeth DuganMovie
Their Own Desire1929LallyMovie
A Man's Man1929Norma Shearer (uncredited)Movie
A Lady of Chance1928Dolly Morgan aka Angel FaceMovie
The Actress1928Rose TrelawnyMovie
The Latest from Paris1928Ann DolanMovie
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg1927KathiMovie
After Midnight1927Mary MillerMovie
The Demi-Bride1927CriquetteMovie
The Devil's Circus1926MaryMovie
The Waning Sex1926Nina DuaneMovie
Upstage1926Dolly HavenMovie
Lady of the Night1925Florence Banning, Molly HelmerMovie
Pretty Ladies1925Frances WhiteMovie
A Slave of Fashion1925Katherine EmersonMovie
His Secretary1925Ruth LawrenceMovie
The Tower of Lies1925Glory or GoldieMovie
Excuse Me1925Marjorie NewtonMovie
Waking Up the Town1925Mary Ellen HopeMovie
He Who Gets Slapped1924ConsueloMovie
Broadway After Dark1924Rose DulaneMovie
The Snob1924Nancy ClaxtonMovie
The Wolf Man1924Elizabeth GordonMovie
Blue Water1924Lillian DentonMovie
Broken Barriers1924Grace DurlandMovie
Empty Hands1924Claire EndicottMovie
Married Flirts1924Norma Shearer (uncredited)Movie
The Trail of the Law1924Jerry VardonMovie
A Clouded Name1923Marjorie DareMovie
The Devil's Partner1923JeanneMovie
Lucretia Lombard1923Mimi Winship (as Norma Sherer)Movie
Man and Wife1923Dora PerkinsMovie
Pleasure Mad1923Elinor BentonMovie
The Wanters1923MarjorieMovie
The End of the World1922Movie
The Bootleggers1922Helen BarnesMovie
Channing of the Northwest1922Jess DriscollMovie
The Leather Pushers1922Rose Del Mar (Round Five, First Series)Movie
The Man Who Paid1922Jeanne ThorntonMovie
Taming of the Shrewd, The1922Rose Del MarShort Film
The Flapper1920Schoolgirl (uncredited)Movie
The Restless Sex1920Reveler at Artists Ball (uncredited)Movie
Way Down East1920Barn Dancer (uncredited)Movie
The Stealers1920Julie MartinMovie
Torchy's Millions1920Short Film
The Star Boarder1919Big V Beauty Squad Member (uncredited)Short Film
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Posted commentsView all comments (12)

wjerryzwjerryzMar 12

I always loved her. Great actress

cboothe977cboothe977Dec 10, 2020

6636 Hollywood Blvd.

wjerryzwjerryzOct 13, 2015

Very beautiful and talented. One of my favorite actresses

ginababeginababeAug 17, 2010

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Norma Shearer!!!

buntingAug 16, 2010

PERFECTION , God Bless You Norma Shearer !!

goodgollyAug 22, 2009

I love Norma but a lot of those connections are just plain wrong. Howard Hawks was married to her sister! JFK? No way! Someone needs to correct this stuff but I don`t think I can because I just registered.

kay21Apr 11, 2008

i love norman shearer she did so much for the sexual liberation of women in the early movies, she`s a true feminist hero

Victoria JarvisSep 14, 2007

Norma was not a blonde, but a burnished brunette. She was a remarkable actress with a slim, ethereal presence and real talent. Very, very intelligent woman whose talents far exceed average actresses. She was Irving Thalberg`s wife, also. Read her history. Charm, exquisite acting genius and luminescent femininity that was seamless and literate.

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