Francis Alexander Shields was born 16 May 1941 in New York City, New York, United States to Francis Xavier Shields (1909-1975) and Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi (1916-1960) and died 27 April 2003 in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States of prostate cancer. He married Maria Theresia (Teri) Schmon (1933-2012) 1964 . He married Diana "Didi" Lippert 1970 . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Bohemia, England, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ireland, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

American businessman and an executive at Revlon in New York, but perhaps best known as the father of the actress Brooke Shields.


Offspring of Francis Alexander Shields and Maria Theresia (Teri) Schmon (1933-2012)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Brooke Shields (1965) 31 May 1965 Christopher Thomas (Chris) Henchy (1964)

Offspring of Francis Alexander Shields and Diana "Didi" Lippert
Name Birth Death Joined with


Footnotes (including sources)

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¶ Death
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§ Remains
  • Obituary on April 28, 2003, mentioned "QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME" and said "A private family service will be held at a later date."


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