James Fickeisen Shields

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James Fickeisen Shields

Also Known As: "James Shields Fickeisen", "Jimmie", "Jimmy"
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Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: March 06, 1974 (68)
Hollywood, California, USA (Suicide, pills)
Place of Burial: Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Irwin Fickeisen and Ida Belle Fickeisen
Partner of William Haines

Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About James Fickeisen Shields

Jimmie Shields was the companion of Billy Haines, American actor and interior designer. Together for nearly 50 years, they are considered the first "Gay Hollywood Couple". Despondent by the death of Billy, Jimmie took his own life, three months later. Lifelong friend, Joan Crawford, said they had the best marriage in Hollywood.

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James Fickeisen Shields's Timeline

1905
May 24, 1905
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
1974
March 6, 1974
Age 68
Hollywood, California, USA
1974
Age 68
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA, United States