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|Nickname:||The First Lady Of MGM / Queen Norma|
|Known for:||The Women, Marie Antoinette, The Divorcee|
|Birth name:||Edith Norma Shearer|
|Birthday:||10 August 1902, Montréal, Québec, Canada|
|Height:||5' 1" (1.55 m)|
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TriviaChildren, with Thalberg, Irving Jr. (1930-1988) and Katherine (1935-2006). Daughter of Edith Shearer. Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction, alongside her first husband Irving Thalberg. Sister-in-law of Howard Hawks. At the height of her career, she was earning $6,000 per week. Six years after the death of first husband Irving Thalberg, she married a ski instructor 20 years her junior and retired from the screen forever. Her son died in 1988 of cancer. He was a philosophy professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Was 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. She 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. In 1927, she insisted on firing the director Viktor Tourjansky because he was unsure of her cross-eyed stare. She 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. She has there granddaughters from her daughter: Ashley (b. circa 1962), Brooke (b. circa 1964), and Deva (b. circa 1966).