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Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer


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Also Known As: Died: June 12, 1983
Born: August 10, 1902 Cause of Death: bronchial pneumonia
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: Cast ...


grandfather: James Shearer. Carpenter, later a successful timber merchant. Grew up in northern highlands of Scotland; moved to Canada in 1843.
father: Andrew Shearer. Born c. 1864; died in 1944; took over father's business, which later failed; divorced from Shearer's mother; remarried c. 1931, second wife's name Elizabeth.
mother: Edith Shearer. Born in 1873 in Islington, Ontario; left her husband with the children after he was unable to provide for them.
brother: Douglas Shearer. Sound technician and designer. Born on November 17, 1899; died in 1971; long with MGM.
sister: Athole Shearer. Born in 1900; married to film director Howard Hawks c. 1928-40; died in 1984.
son: Irving Thalberg Jr. Professor of philosophy. Born August 25, 1930; died of cancer in 1987 at age 57.
daughter: Katherine Stirling. Bookstore owner. Born on June 13, 1935; at one time married to actor Richard Anderson (perhaps best remembered from TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man"); as of September 1991 owner of the Explorers Bookshop in Aspen, Colorado; married to Bill Stirling.

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