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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
m. 1964;div. 1966)
Children Brooke Shields

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


Life and career

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. Several months later, they filed for divorce. [1] The couple's only child, Brooke (born 1965), became a well-known model and actress. [4]

When Brooke was a child, they lived in a townhouse on the Upper East Side. [5]

She acted alongside her daughter in Wanda Nevada , Endless Love , and Backstreet Dreams . [6]

In 2009, Brooke announced that her mother was suffering from dementia. [7] On October 31, 2012, Shields died at age 79 following a long illness related to dementia. [8]


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