Frank Shields

  1. Jon Hall, The Hurricane, 1936.    After losing his contract star Joel McCrea (“I don’t look native, I look like an  Irish  cop”) and Errol Flynn, producer Sam Goldwyn searched somewhat desperately for his Polynesian hero  among his other all-American contract actors as Shields and John Payne. Hall’s mother was from Tahiti, where he was raised.  Goldwyn  insisted this the Fresno kid’s debut.   Rubbish! Well, his first as Jon Hall, perhaps, having made eight as Charles Locher (his birth name) or Lloyd Crane. Frank was Brooke Shields’ grandfather.

 Birth year: 1909Death year: 1975Other name: Casting Calls:  1