Frank Shields
Tennis player
Frank Shields
Francis Xavier Alexander Shields, Sr. (November 18, 1909, in New York City – August 19, 1975, in New York City) was an amateur American tennis player of the 1920s and 1930s.
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Area Sports - Aug, 20, 2011 - Bismarck Tribune
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Dustin Frank, Shields. 3. Zach Frederick, Richardton. 4. Travis Ulmer, Mandan. 5. Steve Johnson, Bismarck. Feature: 1. Ohlhauser. 2. Frederick. 3. Ulmer. 4. Tanner Dosch. 5. Kadrmas. 6. Falkenstein. 7. Nathan Mundahl, Bismarck. 8. John Feist, Bismarck
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Area Sports - Aug. 19, 2011 - Bismarck Tribune
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Dustin Frank, Shields, 324. 14. John Feist, Bismarck, 309. 15. Rick Johnson, Bismarck, 268. 16. Brian Swenson, Bismarck, 243. 17. Jason Meidinger, Bismarck, 240. 18. Barrett Berg, Lincoln, 205. 19. Josh Olheiser, Dickinson, 194. 20
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Seidler gets second victory in Mandan - Bismarck Tribune
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Craig Ohlhauser, Mandan. 2. Matt Dosch, Bismarck. 3. Tanner Dosch, Bismarck. 4. John Feist, Bismarck. 5. Dustin Frank, Shields. Heat 2: 1. David Falkenstein, Wilton. 2. Nate Keena, Bismarck. 3. Goeff Hellman, Mandan. 4. Steve Johnson, Bismarck. 5
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Area sports - August 12, 2011 - Bismarck Tribune
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(tie) Nate Keena, Bismarck, and Dustin Frank, Shields, 288. 14. John Feist, Bismarck, 261. 15. Brian Swenson, Bismarck, 243. 16. Rick Johnson, Bismarck, 228. 17. Jason Meidinger, Bismarck, 204. 18. Josh Olheiser, Dickinson, 194. 19
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Who was the inspiration for the first-ever ATP logo in 1973? - World Tennis Magazine
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Wood, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 97, tells the story of how he won the title over Frank Shields, his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate and Davis Cup teammate – and the grandfather of actress and model Brooke Shields – when Shields was
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Top Stars Shun Davis Cup - Rapid News Network
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Reports indicate that Frank Shields was asked to forfeit his Wimbledon men's singles match where Sidney Wood as awarded the title by walkover. Although injury was cited as the reason, reports suggest that the United States Tennis Association found the
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Coupe Davis: les Etats-Unis face à un défi historique - 24heures.ch
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Le point décisif avait d'ailleurs été inscrit par Frank Shields, le grand-père de l'actrice Brooke Shields, ex-Madame Andre Agassi. La dernière fois en effet que les Etats-Unis ont inversé la tendance après avoir été menés 2-0 remonte à
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The changing times of the Davis Cup - BBC Sport (blog)
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Sidney Wood was awarded the title by walkover after his scheduled opponent, Frank Shields, pulled out through injury. Shields was actually instructed to pull out by the United States Tennis Association because they were keen to rest him ahead of an
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Before Davis Cup ironman Roddick, the US had Wilmer Allison - Austin American-Statesman
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In 1931, the United States Davis Cup committee actually told an injured Frank Shields, later to become the grandfather of actress Brooke Shields, not to play in the Wimbledon singles finals against Sidney Wood because a Davis Cup tie with Great Britain
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Local race close to Kelly's heart - Altoona Mirror
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The race's unsung heroes have been too numerous to mention, but Kopriva gave special kudos to the Altoona Police Department and sergeant Frank Shields for keeping the event running smoothly and safely along city streets over the years
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Agassi to lead star power in Newport - Providence Journal
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He married the actress Brooke Shields, granddaughter of Hall of Famer Frank Shields, divorced, and married the tennis star Steffi Graf. Upon her induction to the Hall of Fame in 2004, he delivered such a heartfelt introduction that there was not a dry
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Withdraw from Wimbledon to rest for Davis Cup? - World Tennis Magazine
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As documented in the new posthumously-published memoir of Sidney Wood called THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS, Frank Shields, the grandfather of actress and model Brooke Shields, withdrew from the 1931 Wimbledon men's singles final against Wood,
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The most interesting man in the world (The tennis version) - TennisGrandstand
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This year's Wimbledon marks the 80-year anniversary when he and Frank Shields, his pal and the grandfather of actress Brooke Shields, reached the Wimbledon final, where the US Tennis Association forced Shields to default the final to rest an injured
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Wimbledon trophy that rested in Palm Beach represented a win that never was - Palm Beach Post
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The record books say Sidney Wood was the champion and Frank Shields the runner-up, but this was a match that had no winners. In actuality, this match wasn't a match at all. "The Wimbledon final that never was" is the label attached to what happened 80
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AUTO RACING: Wildung wins first leg of Late Model Challenge - Bismarck Tribune
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Dustin Frank, Shields. 4. Zach Frederick, Richardton. 5. David Falkenstein, Wilton. Feature: 1. Ulmer. 2. Craig Ohlhauser, Mandan. 3. Frederick. 4. Hagel. 5. Falkenstein. 6. Keena. 7. Trent Grager, Sykeston. 8. Shawn Volk, Bismarck. 9
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Leo B. Holland - Oak Ridger
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He is survived by his loving wife, Florence Holland; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Frank Shields of Crystal Lake, Ill., four sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Allison Holland of San Diego, Calif., Leo Daniel and Pat Holland of San Diego,
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The Roland Garros final played drunk! - World Tennis Magazine
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Wood, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 97, tells the story of how he won the title over Frank Shields, his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate and Davis Cup teammate – and the grandfather of actress and model Brooke Shields – when Shields was
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WIMBLEDON'S CONTROVERSIAL CONCLUSION FROM 80 YEARS AGO CHRONICLED IN NEW BOOK | - 10sBalls
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Wood, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 97, tells the story of how he won the title over Frank Shields, his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate and Davis Cup teammate – and the grandfather of actress and model Brooke Shields – when Shields was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Shields
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 65
    Died on August 19, 1975.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1950
    Age 40
    Shields and Torlonia divorced and in 1950 she married Edward W. Slater.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1949
    Age 39
    In 1949, he married Katharine Mortimer (1923-2003), the daughter of financier Stanley Grafton Mortimer, Sr. She had previously been married to Oliver Cadwell Biddle, with whom she had a daughter, Christine Mortimer Biddle, who became a stepdaughter to Shields. Shields had three children with Mortimer: Shields and Mortimer divorced and in 1962 she married Richard Gillespie Blaine.
    More Details Hide Details In his later years he was frequently drunk, at which times he became destructive and bullying with his strength. After two heart attacks and a stroke, he died at 65 of a third heart attack, in a Manhattan taxi. He was the grandfather of Brooke Shields, Morgan Christina Shields, and Holton Joseph Shields. Shields appeared in the following films: Shields was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1964.
  • 1940
    Age 30
    In 1940, he married his second wife, Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi (1916-1960).
    More Details Hide Details Marina was the daughter of Marino Torlonia, 4th prince of Civitella-Cesi (1861–1933) and Mary Elsie Moore (1888–1941), an American heiress. Marina's brother was Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi (1911–1986), the husband of the Spanish Infanta Beatriz de Borbón (1909–2002). Shields had two children with Marina Torlonia:
    Shields and Tenney divorced in 1940 on the grounds of his "habitual intemperance and cruelty" and in 1947 she married lawyer Donald Agnew.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1933
    Age 23
    He was left off the team for his erratic playing in 1933.
    More Details Hide Details Shields was the non-playing captain in 1951, when the team won four matches. Shields had his issues both with interactions with other players, and with alcohol. In the late 1930s, Shields was known for making fun of the US tennis star Bryan Grant, the smallest American to win an international championship, saying "the little shaver" was hiding behind the net. Once a drunk Shields held Grant upside down, outside a hotel window.
  • 1932
    Age 22
    In 1932, Shields married Rebecca Tenney (1910–2005).
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  • 1931
    Age 21
    He competed for the Davis Cup in 1931, 1932, and 1934, winning 19 of 25 matches.
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    Shields defaulted to Sidney Wood in the singles final of Wimbledon in 1931 due to an ankle injury he had sustained in winning his semi-final match against France's "Musketeer" Jean Borotra, and this was the only time in the history of a Grand-Slam event singles final that the event was won by default.
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  • 1930
    Age 20
    He was ranked World No. 5 in 1930 by A.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1928
    Age 18
    Between 1928 and 1945 he was ranked eight times in the U.S. Top Ten, reaching No. 1 in 1933, and No. 2 in 1930.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    Born on November 18, 1909.
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