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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameJohn Francis Shea Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Jack Shea was born on August 1, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as John Francis Shea Jr. He was a director and producer, known for The Jeffersons (1975), Designing Women (1986) and The Bob Hope Show (1952). He was married to Patt Shea. He died on April 28, 2013 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Patt Shea (2 January 1954 - 28 April 2013) (his death) (5 children)

Trivia (7)

(1997-2002) President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
TV comedy director.
He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Fordham University.
He dropped the name of D.W. Griffith from the guild's award for lifetime achievement. Critics said Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) glorified the Ku Klux Klan.
He started out at NBC as a stage manager on the Goodyear Playhouse (1951). In 1952, he joined the Air Force, and was stationed in Los Angeles, where he made instructional films that included a lesson on proper tooth-brushing.
He was active in the Radio and Television Directors Guild, which he helped organize. In 1960, he helped negotiate a merger with the Screen Directors Guild.
Father of Shawn Shea.

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