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Brooke Shields recently lost her mother Teri Shields, who died at age 79 after suffering from dementia.
Teri, who once managed the actress' career and helped make her a sex symbol, passed away on October 31 and is also survived by a sister and two granddaughters, The New York Times reported on Monday.
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Brooke Shields turned heads at Monday's Met Costume Institute Gala, but it was partially because of the black cane at her side.
The 46-year-old actress, who wore a J. Mendel gown to the annual event, suffered a torn meniscus in her knee while portraying Morticia Addams in the hit Broadway musical comedy, "The Addams Family."
Brooke Shields returned to Broadway this week to portray Morticia in the musical comedy "The Addams Family" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Shields, who recently appeared in the musical "Leap of Faith" in Los Angeles, has taken the role over from Bebe Neuwirth. Shields, 46, stars opposite Tony Award winner Roger Rees ("Nicholas Nickleby"), who plays Gomez in the musical, which is based on the "creepy" and "kooky" characters created by illustrator Charles Addams and made famous on television and in films. Do you think Brooke Shields makes a good Morticia Addams? Vote in our poll.
Brooke Shields recently told new graduates of Princeton University, her alma mater, that she would have "never survived" a return to the entertainment industry had it not been for her college experience and joked that the Class of 2011 is made up of "a bunch of tools."
The actress, who turned 46 on Tuesday, May 31, spoke at the school's annual Class Day the day before. She graduated with honors from Princeton in 1987 and majored in Romance languages and literatures.