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Douglas Shearer
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Douglas Shearer

Brother of Actress Norma Shearer
Acclaimed Movie Sound & Special Effects Engineer
Douglas Shearer

Douglas Shearer

Age

71

Born

Friday 17 Nov 1899

Died

5 Jan 1971

Douglas Shearer
Bio Details

Full name

Douglas Shearer

Gender

Male

Age

71

Date of birth

Friday 17 Nov 1899

Birth place

Monteal, Quebec, Canada

Date of death:

5 Jan 1971

Place of death

California, USA

Occupations

Sound Engineer

Credited as the recording supervisor on over 850 MGM films between 1928 and 1954
Considered a Motion Picture Pioneer due to inventing a sound recording process for movie studios that eliminated unwanted background noises.  

Academy Awards

1930: Award for Sound, The Big House 
1936: Award for Sound, Naughty Marietta 
1937: Award for Sound, San Francisco 
1941: Award for Sound, Strike Up the Band 
1945: Best Special Effects, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
1948: Best Special Effects, Green Dolphin Street
1952: Award for Suund, The Great Caruso 

By the time he retired in 1968 he had won an additional seven Scientific or Technical Academy Awards.

Douglas Shearer Siblings

Athole Hawks

Sister

Norma Shearer

Sister

Partners of 
Douglas Shearer

Ann Shearer

Married

2 children together

1931 (aft.)

Marian Shearer

Married

1922 - 1931

Avice Shearer

Married

Douglas Shearer Children

Mark Shearer

with Ann Shearer

Stephen Shearer

with Ann Shearer

Douglas Shearer Partner(s) Other Children

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Douglas Shearer Family

Douglas Shearer's parents:

Douglas Shearer's father was Andrew Shearer Douglas Shearer's mother was Edith Shearer


Douglas Shearer's children:

Douglas Shearer's son is Mark Shearer Douglas Shearer's son is Stephen Shearer


Douglas Shearer's current partners:

Douglas Shearer's wife was Ann Shearer Douglas Shearer's wife was Avice Shearer


Douglas Shearer's former partners:

Douglas Shearer's former wife was Marian Shearer


Douglas Shearer's siblings:

Douglas Shearer's sister was Norma Shearer Douglas Shearer's sister was Athole Hawks


Douglas Shearer's nieces and nephews:

Douglas Shearer's nephew was Irving Thalberg Jr. Douglas Shearer's niece was Katherine Stirling


Douglas Shearer's grand nieces and grand nephews:

Douglas Shearer's great niece is Shoshana Thalberg Douglas Shearer's great niece is Deborah Thalberg Douglas Shearer's great niece is Elana Thalberg Douglas Shearer's great niece is Ashley Anderson Douglas Shearer's great niece is Brooke Anderson Douglas Shearer's great niece is Deva Anderson


Douglas Shearer's grandparents:

Douglas Shearer's grandfather was James Shearer Douglas Shearer's grandmother was Eliza Shearer


Douglas Shearer's great grandparents:

Douglas Shearer's great grandfather was Traill Shearer Douglas Shearer's great grandmother was Christian Shearer   Douglas Shearer's great great grandfather was James Shearer Douglas Shearer's great great grandmother was Margaret Shearer


Douglas Shearer's uncles and aunts:

Douglas Shearer's uncle was James Shearer Douglas Shearer's uncle was Cresswell Shearer


Douglas Shearer FameChain Links

Academy Award Winners 1930 - The 3rd

Other people in this association:

Norma Shearer

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Academy Award Winners 1936 - The 8th

Other people in this association:

Walt Disney

Bette Davis 1936

John Ford 1936

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Academy Award Winners 1937 - The 9th

Other people in this association:

Walt Disney

Hal Rosson 1937

Luise Rainer 1937

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Academy Award Winners 1941 - The 13th

Other people in this association:

James Stewart 1941

Ginger Rogers 1941

John Ford 1941

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Academy Award Winners 1945 - The 17th

Other people in this association:

Ingrid Bergman 1945

Bing Crosby 1945

Ethel Barrymore 1945

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Academy Award Winners 1948 - The 20th

Other people in this association:

Loretta Young 1948

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Academy Award Winners 1952 - The 24th

Other people in this association:

Walt Disney

Humphrey Bogart 1952

Vivien Leigh 1952

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