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Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:32 PM

Teri Shields Dies at 79; Mother and Manager

Source: New York Times

Teri Shields, who began promoting her daughter, Brooke, as a child model and actress when she was an infant and allowed her to be cast as a child prostitute in the 1978 film “Pretty Baby,” died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 79.

Her death followed a long illness related to dementia, a spokesman for Brooke Shields said.

Teri Shields was a single mother when she began managing her 11-month-old daughter, finding her a job in an advertisement for Dove soap. When Brooke was 10, she arranged for a photographer to take nude pictures of her. Then came “Pretty Baby,” a Calvin Klein jeans campaign when she was 15 and more movies.

Ms. Shields said later that she had been like any parent who tries to do what she thinks is best for her child — and that in this case it seemed wise to take advantage of her daughter’s striking beauty. She also noted Brooke’s acquiescence.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/arts/teri-shields-brookes-mother-and-manager-dies-at-79.html

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Reply Teri Shields Dies at 79; Mother and Manager (Original post)
onehandle Nov 2012 OP
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #1
busterbrown Nov 2012 #3
Liberalagogo Nov 2012 #2
Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #4
BigDemVoter Nov 2012 #6
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #14
Yavin4 Nov 2012 #5
vankuria Nov 2012 #7
Skittles Nov 2012 #12
RobinA Nov 2012 #13
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #8
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #9
catzies Nov 2012 #10
Justitia Nov 2012 #11
dvhughes Nov 2012 #15
MicaelS Nov 2012 #16
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #17

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:38 PM

1. may she R.I.P

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Response to GETTINGTIRED (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:45 PM

3. They both use to come into a store I managed in the 90's.

Mom was a pain in the ass but Brook was as nice as can be.
Genuinely sweet, always signing autographs for my employees.

Point is, Must have got that from Mom.....

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:42 PM

2. Very sad

But all I could think of was this:

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:48 PM

4. Never could understand

 

why "Pretty Baby" wasn't seen as pedophile semi-porn. If Brooke had been a boy no one would call it anything else.

I always thought Mama Shields was loathsome.

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Response to Anthony McCarthy (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:44 PM

6. Me too

The worst example of a stereotypical Hollywood mom.

What kind of mother would seek to have nude pics made of her pre-pubescent daughter? She most definitely had a screw loose and was probably greedy, to boot.

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Response to Anthony McCarthy (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:17 AM

14. It was -- but there were different standards then

Look at Roman Polanski. They would throw away the key if he drugged and raped a child now.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:35 PM

5. I Just Saw Brooke Shields Last Week

She was in line at a deli the day after the storm.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:54 PM

7. Mom must've done something right

Brooke seems to have been a very well adjusted child, a good student, never got into trouble and by all accounts a very nice person. In addition to her acting she attended and graduated from Princeton. She seems to be in a stable marriage and is raising 2 young daughters. I've never heard anyone say anything bad about her.

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Response to vankuria (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:39 AM

12. I agree

she has always seemed like a lovely lady

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Response to vankuria (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:22 AM

13. Agree

As child acters go, Brooke Shields seems to have pulled through very well. I have seen her speaking out on mental health and depression, which I greatly appreciate, being in the mental health field. I would like to see more celebreties speaking on this subject from personal experience, as it helps to not only de-stigmatize, but provides hope and motivation for those with these illnesses.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:59 PM

8. Rest in peace, Mrs. Shields.

My condolences to Brooke and her family, both for her loss today and for the pain her mother's cruel suffering. Dementia is one of the most horrible afflictions a person can have...destroying the mind while sparing the body.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:02 AM

9. I will never forget Kathy Griffin's bit retelling her experiences at Brooke's wedding

It was very funny at the time but now I wonder if Teri was already suffering from dementia then as opposed to just struggling with alcoholism. It seems that she and Brooke worked through whatever issues they had so hopefully Brooke can find solace in that.

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:13 AM

10. That came to mind for me too, how funny and yet how raw it was. Condolences to Brooke and her family

I hope her mother found peace, and I wish Brooke comfort and offer her my sympathy.

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:13 AM

11. That is one of the funniest comedy bits ever!

I immediately thought of that when I read this.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:44 AM

15. Just saw the "Who Do..." episode with Brooke

Never had that much of an opinion on Brooke and her family troubles.
However I do remember quite vividly the talk about her Mom being an overbearing, fame seeking, witch when I was younger.
Just watched the episode of "Who Do you Think You Are" (The show features celebrities tracking their unknown family history) with Brooke discovering a lot of new things about both her Mom and Dad. It was actually quite touching.
Losing a parent is never fun. Dementia has got to be just a brutal way to go for everyone involved.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:24 PM

16. Brooke Shields wishes she had had sex earlier than she did.

Brooke Shields wanted to lose her virginity to George Michael

The stunning star didn't have sex until she was 22 but she had been desperate for her first time to be with the singer when she dated him briefly in the 80s.

However, the pair never made it into the bedroom and George was revealed to be a homosexual when he was arrested on 7 April 1998 for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public toilet in a park in Beverly Hills, California.

In an interview with Health magazine, she said: "I think I should have lost my virginity earlier than I did at 22. I had the public and all this pressure, and I wish I had just gotten it over with in the beginning when it was sort of OK. I think I would have been much more in touch with myself. I think I wouldn't have had issues with weight - I carried this protective 20 pounds . It was all connected. And to me, that's a ... regret."


Sort of surprising. I have heard of many women who said they wish they had waited, but few who wish they had done it sooner. So she wasn't screwed up by being in "Pretty Baby".

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:58 PM

17. One question: This says she died Wednesday. She died in the future and they know it ... how?

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