Irving and Norma

The July 5 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of actress Norma Shearer and her husband, movie executive Irving Thalberg.


Irving Thalberg is yet another famous person who appeared in this paper and later died young: he passed away from pneumonia in 1936, at the age of 37, after returning from a vacation in Monterey, California. He had previously suffered a heart attack at the age of 25 due to overwork.

Norma Shearer (1902-1983) was a Canadian by birth, growing up in Montreal. She was eventually nominated for five Academy Awards. She retired from movie making in 1942.

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