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Chance Brought Romance Into Life of Norma Shearer - LA Times, Sept. 15, 1936

Chance Brought Romance Into Life of Norma Shearer LA Times, Sept. 15, 1936 Irving Thalberg’s habit of jotting down ideas in his notebook led to his romance and eventual marriage with Norma Shearer.   Theirs provided to be one of Hollywood’s happiest unions from which came a son, Irving Jr., 6, to perpetuate his name and a daughter Katherine, 1.  Chance Joined Them The story of their romance was vividly recalled yesterday on Thalberg’s sudden death at his home in Santa Monica.  As a young and advancing executive at Universal, this shy, boyish young man happened to catch a preview of a picture called, “Channing of the Northwest,” It was made at one of the New York Studios.  The striking personality of the leading lady prompted him to find out her name and he wrote down Norma Shearer in his notebook as a likely prospect for better things.  Rejected Offers At the time Miss Shearer was making a comfortable living in the East working in films, posing for advertisements and modeling. So when