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Encyclopedia > Arthur Shields

Arthur Shields (February 15, 1896 -April 27, 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor. is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Born into a Irish Protestant family, he was also an Irish Nationalist and fought in the Easter Uprising of 1916. He was captured and was incarcerated in an internment camp in North Wales. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Casca) was a militarily unsuccessful rebellion staged in Ireland against British rule on Easter Monday in April 1916. ...

Some of his memorable roles were as the Reverend Playfair in Ford's The Quiet Man opposite John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and his brother, Barry Fitzgerald and again with his brother and John Wayne in John Ford's Long Voyage Home. He appeared as Fogarty in Little Nellie Kelly opposite Judy Garland and George Murphy. Other films in which he had a supporting role include The Keys of the Kingdom, The Fabulous Dorseys, The Fighting Father Dunne, Drums Along the Mohawk with Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert, Lady Godiva with Maureen O'Hara and National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney. He also played a memorable supporting role, as a widower living in India, in Jean Renoir's The River. He died in Santa Barbara, California. The Quiet Man is a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara, Victor McLaglen, and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... Barry Fitzgerald (March 10, 1888 – January 14, 1961) was an Irish actor. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... The Long Voyage Home is an American film released in 1940 and directed by John Ford. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... George Lloyd Murphy (July 4, 1902–May 3, 1992) was an American dancer, actor, and politician. ... The Keys of the Kingdom is a 1944 film which tells the story of a young priest who struggles to establish a mission in China. ... The Fabulous Dorseys is a 1947 fictionalized biographical film which tells the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, from their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania through their rise, their breakup, and their personal reunion. ... Drums Along the Mohawk is an historical novel of the American Revolution written by Walter D. Edmonds. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 - July 30, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning French-American actress in Hollywood film, stage, television and radio. ... For other uses of Godiva, see Godiva (disambiguation). ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... National Velvet is a novel by Enid Bagnold, first published in 1935. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... Jean Renoir Jean Renoir (September 15, 1894 – February 12, 1979), born in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France was a film director. ... The River is a 1951 film directed by Jean Renoir. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ...

Shields was the younger brother of Irish actor Barry Fitzgerald Barry Fitzgerald (March 10, 1888 – January 14, 1961) was an Irish actor. ...

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As a rookie, Shields started the Will To Succeed Foundation, which he says was "based on the premise of helping battered and abused women and children." The Marillac Center was one of the first places Shields decided to focus his charitable efforts.
In all of his charitable endeavors, Shields’ goal is to inspire women and children, build their self-esteem and provide tools for them to improve their situations.
One of Shields’ favorite activities was the Day of Beauty, when he sponsored a trip for women from a local shelter to a local spa for makeovers, massages and the like.
When son Arthur Rowe was young (late 1920s), every Sunday night she used to walk from Felling "down the lanes" to her mother's house in Heworth Lane.
His father was from a long line of Presbyterians, but in South Shields such beliefs were not common, and it appears the family dropped that background to fit in more with their new neighbours.
Frances Ann FORD, known as Florrie: Arthur said that Frances was a fl sheep of the family, her sisters and brothers often did not have a good opinion of her.
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