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BREAKING Brooke Shields mum ***DEAD***

Shocking for it to happen today of all days!

See inside for more!

by Anonymousreply 2811/06/2012

Brooke Shields' mother, Teri Shields, has died in New York City following a long illness related to dementia, reports the New York Times. She was 79.

Theresa Anna Lillian Schmon was born on Aug. 11, 1933, in Newark. She worked as a hairstylist, a makeup artist for Lord & Taylor and a model. She married Francis Alexander Shields in 1964, and Brooke was born the next year. They divorced when Brooke was an infant.

Through Brooke's early career, her mom became was almost as well-known as she was as Teri began promoting her daughter as a child model and actress when she was a baby. Brooke's first job was an ad for Ivory soap.

When Brooke was 10, Teri arranged for a photographer to take nude photos of her. And Teri allowed her to be cast as a child prostitute in the 1978 film Pretty Baby. Teri was also behind the Calvin Klein jeans campaign that launched Brooke into greater fame at age 15.

In an interview at the time, Shields said that people who accused her of exploiting her child were jealous and said her daughter was appealing. "They see total innocence, which is totally there," she said, as Brooke sat beside her. "And two, they have the sexy child too, they have the sexy person — that appeals to them."

As Brooke grew up, their relationship became strained and Brooke took over managing her own career. She would not comment to the Times for the obit.

by Anonymousreply 111/06/2012

Why shocking today, election day, shocking?

by Anonymousreply 211/06/2012

We have tomorrow's front page!!

by Anonymousreply 311/06/2012

I remember stories about Teri Shields as basically Mama Rose from Hell... from Hell.

by Anonymousreply 411/06/2012

Brooke Shield's mom and Mittens both dead.

by Anonymousreply 511/06/2012

She was sick for a long time and alot of that early time self medicating. Brooke grew up a terriffic lady. Mental illness sucks.

by Anonymousreply 611/06/2012

Sad to lose your Mom, but it sounds like a blessing. A long slow death from dementia is very hard on family members. I lost my dad that way several years ago. He was 83.

by Anonymousreply 711/06/2012

This is wrong! Shockingly wrong!

by Anonymousreply 811/06/2012

Too bad it wasn't Rudy Giuliani

by Anonymousreply 911/06/2012

Did Brooke have a chance to vote first?

by Anonymousreply 1011/06/2012

[quote]Shocking for it to happen today of all days!

I thought it happened yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 1111/06/2012

Shut up you fucking cunt.

by Anonymousreply 1211/06/2012

1. There are like three threads on this

2. Nobody cares

3. God, I hate the British.

by Anonymousreply 1311/06/2012

The "Suddenly Susan" Curse continues!

Who is next?

by Anonymousreply 1411/06/2012

[quote]Shocking for it to happen today of all days!

OMG! I'm crying as I type. I don't know if I'll be able to vote. Why did this have to happen today?

by Anonymousreply 1511/06/2012

It didn't happen today. It happened last Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 1611/06/2012

Was it a Whodunnit? Are there suspects?

by Anonymousreply 1711/06/2012

I though it was too strange a coincidence that Brooke Shields' mother would die before election day so, like r16, I checked the date and saw she died on Halloween and that upped the strangeness factor. Brooke Shields' mother + the day before election day + Halloween. Too spooky.

by Anonymousreply 1811/06/2012

Halloween....

Ding, dong....?

by Anonymousreply 1911/06/2012

[quote]It didn't happen today. It happened last Wednesday.

News was obviously held up until now, so it would interfere with the election today. Is Karl Rove involved?

by Anonymousreply 2011/06/2012

This thread is giving me toxic shock syndrome. I totally do not get it.

by Anonymousreply 2111/06/2012

I wonder if Mama Rose Shields ever called Roman Polanski, and if so, why he did not want to work with Brooke? Gypsy Brooke Shields seems like she would have been his type, at least pre-Calvin jeans commercials.

by Anonymousreply 2211/06/2012

Gypsy Brooke Shields? That's not a bad idea...

by Anonymousreply 2411/06/2012

[quote]2. Nobody cares

And yet here you are.

by Anonymousreply 2511/06/2012

What happened?? My heart sank when I read "Brooke Shields" and "DEAD" on the subject matter...guys don't FREAK ME OUT!!

by Anonymousreply 2611/06/2012

[quote]Will they call off the election? First Hurricane Sandy and now this.

Had they known she was on her deathbed, they would have cancelled the hurricane.

by Anonymousreply 2711/06/2012

So close too. She's a T. They could have named it Hurricane Teri.

by Anonymousreply 2811/06/2012
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