Teri Shields

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Teri Shields
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Teri Shields with daughter, Brooke in 1981
Theresia Anna Lilian Maria Schmon

(1933-08-01)August 1, 1933
DiedOctober 31, 2012(2012-10-31) (aged 79)
OccupationActress, film producer, socialite
Years active1964–1990s
Spouse(s)Francis Alexander Shields (m. 1964–1966)
ChildrenBrooke Shields

Teri Shields (August 1, 1933 – October 31, 2012), born Theresia Anna Lilian Maria Schmon, was an American actress, film producer, socialite, and model.

Life and career[edit]

Shields was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Theresa (née Dollinger) (1905-1998), a house cleaner, and John Schmon (1904-1983), a chemist. She was of German, English, Scotch-Irish, and Welsh ancestry.[1][2][3] In 1964, she married Francis Alexander Shields. The couple's only child, Brooke (born 1965) became a well-known actress.[4] Several months later, they filed for divorce.[1]

She acted alongside her daughter in Wanda Nevada, Endless Love, and Backstreet Dreams.[5]

In 2009, Brooke Shields announced that her mother was suffering from dementia.[6] On October 31, 2012, Teri Shields died at age 79 following a long illness related to her dementia.[7]



  1. ^ a b "5". Who Do You Think You Are?. Season 1. Episode 5. 2010-04-02. NBC.
  2. ^ http://www.rte.ie/ten/2010/0705/blog_tv_tvwatch.html[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/life/905W-000-017.html
  4. ^ Brooke Shields profile at Biography.com
  5. ^ Closing credits of movie titles
  6. ^ Alex Tresniowski, "Brooke Shields My Mother Has Dementia," People, June 1, 2009, retrieved September 21, 2010
  7. ^ Teri Shields Dies at 79; Mother and Manager

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