Frederick Michael Shields
(San Diego, California: 1919 - 19th January 1982)
Actor, theatrical writer, and TV executive until retired. Amateur magician and mentalist. In 1947 co-invented (with Bascom Jones) Unbelievable, a now classic card trick. Co-wrote (with Bascom Jones) the "Double Daring" column in Genii 1947-61. After a career with the CBS broadcast network that spanned 17 years, Frederick retired in 1970. He was a frequent visitor to the Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he held membership number 3.
Published effects in Genii under several pen names. On original AMA Board of Directors 1962-72.
Coauthors: Bascom Jones