Francis Alexander Shields

American businessman Francis Alexander Shields

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.
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16 May 1941
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New York City
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Life story: For Dr. Joseph Shields, care of patients came first -
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Shields is survived by his sons Joseph Francis Shields, John Phillip Shields and Timothy Patrick Shields; his ex-wife, Frances; and his grandson, Patrick Brendan Shields. A memorial service and Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church (375 NE Clackamas
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Orange Advances Three Crews into Semifinals at 2011 IRA -
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16 Gonzaga in the third-level final on Saturday at 9:21 am Syracuse, along with Cornell and Pennsylvania, also has alumni crews competing for the Francis Shields Bowl on Saturday. Syracuse recorded three top-10 finishes including a sixth-place finish
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SHIELDS-James Francis, 75, on May 27, 2000, in Stamford, CT. Devoted son of the late Margaret Rose and Eugene W. Dear brother of Harry. Loving uncle of Andrew, Christopher, Georgene, Jennifer, Melissa, Patricia, Peggy Jane, Timothy and Victoria. Donations in his memory to the ASPCA.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Francis Alexander Shields
  • 2003
    Age 61
    Died on April 27, 2003.
  • 1988
    Age 46
    After starting his career on Wall Street, he moved to Palm Beach, Florida, in 1988, forming a real-estate company.
  • 1980
    Age 38
    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.
  • 1970
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1964
    Age 22
    In 1964, he married Maria Theresia Schmon (or Schmonn), better known as Brooke Shields' mother/manager, Teri Shields.
  • 1962
    Age 20
    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.
  • 1941
    Born on May 16, 1941.
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