Francis Alexander Shields

Francis Alexander Shields

Born May 16, 1941

Francis Xavier Alexander Shields was an American businessman and an executive at Revlon in New York, but is perhaps best known as the father of the actress Brooke Shields. He was born in New York City, the eldest son of Francis Xavier Shields Senior, a top-ranking American tennis player and of the Italian Princess Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi. Through his mother he is related to several Italian princely families.… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on May 16, 1941.


1962 21 Years Old He attended the Buckley School in Manhattan and St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he captained the crew that rowed in the Henley Royal Regatta in 1962 and was a member of St. Anthony Hall.
1964 23 Years Old …  In 1964, he married Maria Theresia Schmon (or Schmonn), better known as Brooke Shields' mother/manager, Teri Shields.
1970 29 Years Old After their divorce, when Brooke was only five months old, he married, in 1970, Diana "Didi" Lippert, former wife of Thomas Gore Auchincloss, who is the son of Hugh D. Auchincloss and half-brother of Gore Vidal and a stepbrother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. … Read More


1980 39 Years Old An avid sportsman, Shields never lost his love of rowing and founded the Power Ten New York, an organization dedicated to the sport, in 1980.


1988 47 Years Old After starting his career on Wall Street, he moved to Palm Beach, Florida, in 1988, forming a real-estate company.


2003 62 Years Old Died on April 27, 2003.
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