Norma Shearer

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Edith Norma Shearer (or simply Norma Shearer; 10 August 1902 – 12 June 1983) was a Canadian and American actress. She was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s. She usually played a girl-next-door in her early movies. For most of the Pre-Code movie era (starting with The Divorcee in 1930, for which she won a Best Actress Oscar), she performed as sexually liberated females in sophisticated contemporary comedy movies. She later appeared in historical and period movies.

Shearer was born in Montreal. She died of pneumonia in Los Angeles at 80.