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Johnny Sheffield April 11, — October 15, was an American child actor who, between andplayed Boy in the Tarzan film series and, between andplayed Bomba the Jungle Boy. His father was himself a former juvenile performer when he came to the United States from his native England.
His mother, a native of New York Citywas a Vassar College graduate with a liberal arts education who loved books and lectured Mary Jane - Matthew Hart - From The Backyard . InSheffield became a child star after he was cast in the juvenile lead of a West Coast production of the highly successful Broadway play On Borrowed Timewhich starred Dudley Digges and featured Victor Moore as Gramps.
Sheffield played the role of Pud, a long role for a child. He later went to New York as a replacement and Mary Jane - Matthew Hart - From The Backyard the role on Broadway. MGM was searching for a suitable youngster to play the adopted son of Tarzan in its next jungle movie with stars Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan.
When he was 5 years old,  Sheffield was taken to an audition where Weissmuller chose him over more than juvenile Mary Jane - Matthew Hart - From The Backyard interviewed for the part of "Boy" in Tarzan Finds a Son He played the childhood version of the title character in Knute Rockne, All Americanperhaps the most prestigious film in which he had a role. Brenda Joyce played Jane in the last three Tarzan movies in which Sheffield appeared.
After he outgrew the role of Boy, the teenaged Sheffield went on to star in his own jungle movie series for Allied Artists. In all, he appeared as Bomba 12 times, more than any other character he portrayed. Sheffield appeared in his last movie, as Bomba, in He Mary Jane - Matthew Hart - From The Backyard made a pilot for a television series, Bantu the Zebra Boywhich was created, produced and Sem Compromisso - Various - Nova História Da Música Popular Brasileira - Geraldo Pereira by his father, Reginald Sheffield.
Although the production values were high compared to other TV jungle shows of the day, a sponsor was not found and the show was never produced as a weekly series.
Sheffield decided to leave the industry and enrolled in college to further his education. He lived and worked for a time in Arizona. John and Patricia Sheffield were married in in Yuma, Arizona. They had three children: Patrick, Stewart and Regina. Sheffield's wife, Patty, said that he fell from a ladder while pruning a palm tree.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For others with a similar name, see John Sheffield disambiguation. Johnny Sheffield. Pasadena, CaliforniaU. Chula Vista, CaliforniaU. Films of the Golden Age 84 : 24— Shamokin News-Dispatch. Pennsylvania, Shamokin. United Press. January 16, Retrieved May 20, — via Newspapers. The Kerrville Times. Texas, Kerrville. USA Today.
October 15, aged 79  Chula Vista, CaliforniaU. Knute Rockne, All American. Tarzan's Secret Treasure. Million Dollar Baby. Tarzan's New York Adventure. Tarzan's Desert Mystery.
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