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Teri Shields dies at 79; controversial stage mother of Brooke Shields
Teri Shields dies at 79; controversial stage mother of Brooke Shields

Teri Shields, who began promoting and managing the career of her daughter, actress Brooke Shields, when she was an infant and later earned criticism for allowing her to be cast as a preteen prostitute in the 1978 film "Pretty Baby," has died. She was 79. Shields died Oct. 31 in Manhattan after a long illness linked to dementia, said Jill Fritzo, a spokeswoman for the actress. Teri Shields' single-minded promotion of her daughter's career began when Brooke was 11 months old, when her mother arranged for her to be showcased in an advertisement for Ivory soap. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2012 Decisions that were more controversial would soon follow. By the time Brooke was...

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