Norma Shearer - August 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to Norma Shearer! Born in 1902, Shearer won a beauty contest at the age of 14 and became known as the “First Lady of MGM.” She starred in The Women, Marie Antoinette, Romeo and Juliet, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and 1930’s The Divorcee, for which she won an Oscar.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Shearer turned down a famous role in a classic movie. Which one?

a)   Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind

b)   Julie in Jezebel

c)    Nora in The Thin Man

d)   Jean in The Lady Eve

Answer below!

 

TODAY’S CLIP

Shearer and Clark Gable heat up the screen in 1931’s A Free Soul. Hubba hubba!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Scarlett O'Hara is going to be a thankless and difficult role. The part I'd like to play is Rhett Butler.

~Norma Shearer

 

DID YOU KNOW…

Shearer was married to producer Irving Thalberg and her sister was married to Howard Hawks!

 

 TRIVIA ANSWER

a)   Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind