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Also Known As: Douglas G Shearer Died: January 5, 1971
Born: November 17, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Westmount, Quebec, CA Profession: Sound ... sound technician studio director of technical research studio department head
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Assistant in MGM's camera department who headed the studio's sound department with the advent of talkies in the late 1920s. Shearer emerged as one of the great pioneers in his field, introducing a host of innovations during his 40 year career with MGM, including means of reducing soundtrack noise, perfecting recording techniques, and development of MGM's Camera 65 wide-screen system. He gained recognition for his work on such films as "The Big House" (1930), "San Francisco" (1936), "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), and "The Great Caruso" (1951). He was MGM's director of research from 1955 until his retirement in 1968.

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