Sheffield, who had appeared in “On Borrowed Time” on Broadway in 1938, recalled in a 1997 Times interview that there were two parts in testing for the role of Boy. Dean, who helped San Francisco win two Super Bowls, was 68. The curly haired Johnny Sheffield beat out more than 300 other youngsters for the role of Boy in the 1939 movie “Tarzan Finds a Son!,” in which Tarzan and Jane ( Maureen O’Sullivan) wind up adopting the young child whose parents were killed in a plane crash in the jungle. In 1942, RKO acquired the Tarzan franchise, as well as the services of Weissmuller and Sheffield. He was always looking out for me. • Johnny Sheffield (Jon Matthew Sheffield Cassan), actor, born 11 April 1931; died 15 October 2010. Search Obituaries & Guest Books on Legacy.com, Honor a loved one, place an obituary notice, Appreciation: Al Padilla was more than just an East L.A. coaching legend. Besides his wife, Sheffield is survived by his sons, Patrick and Stewart; his daughter, Regina; his brother, William, and a grandson. He was born on April 11, 1931 at Pasadena, California, United States. Sheffield was born in Pasadena, California, the son of British-born Reginald Sheffield, who had also been a child actor in films, credited as Eric Desmond. There was this one big chimp who got pretty mad one day and was about to bite me while we were on the set. Mr. Sheffield beat out more than 300 youngsters for the role of Boy in the 1939 movie “Tarzan Finds a Son!” and went on to co-star with Johnny Weissmuller in seven more Tarzan films. In all, he appeared as Bomba 12 times, more than any other character he portrayed. Patricia Sheffield passed away on July 10, 2017 in Yuba City, California. Sheffield, who was born in Pasadena on April 11, 1931, earned a degree in business from UCLA and moved to Yuma, Ariz., where he worked for a large company that farmed various crops. Golden Age actress and singer Rhonda Fleming has died at 97. His father was the actor Reginald Sheffield who began as a child star and later turned to character acting. He was born on April 11, 1931 at Pasadena, California, United States. He lived and worked for a time in Arizona. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. “The mail always says, ‘Hey, we want to thank you a lot for some good times at the movie show,’ ” he said in the 1997 Times interview. Conchata Ferrell, the insult-slinging Berta of ‘Two and a Half Men,’ dies at 77, “Two and a Half Men” star Conchata Ferrell has died at 77. Despite being out of the limelight for decades, Sheffield continued to receive fan mail. In the same year, he played Napoleon's small son in The Man On the Rock, in MGM's Historical Mysteries series of short films. Mr. Sheffield was born on April 11, 1931, in Pasadena, Calif. His father, Reginald Sheffield, was an actor. Sheffield was born John Matthew Sheffield Cassan in Pasadena, California,[2] the second child of actor Reginald Sheffield and Louise Van Loon (January 21, 1905 – April 14, 1987). He was American by natinoanliy. The almost identical plots usually included Bomba rescuing a young woman from some beast, animal or human. CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Sheffield, who played the character Boy in the Tarzan movies of the 1930s and ’40s, died on Friday at his home here.

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