Douglas Shearer
Date of Birth
Nov 17, 1899
Birth Place:
Westmount, Quebec, Canada


During his more than four-decade-long association with MGM studios, Douglas Shearer played a key role in the development and perfecting of sound technology for films. Shearer was hired by MGM in the '20s when he came down from his native Canada to visit his sister, popular actress Norma Shearer. By the late '20s, he was designated the head of the MGM's new sound department. He served as the...