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Shields & Yarnell

Shields & YarnellShield & Yarnell , the famous team of T.V. fame and international stardom, have reunited after an absence of seven years. These two vibrant performers, whose bodies shout acrobat, dancer, and gymnast are best remembered for their highly successful CBS TV "SHIELDS & YARNELL SHOW’ .

The Shields & Yarnell team was born on the streets of San Francisco where Shields was plying his craft as a mime, getting slugged, hassled and arrested four times while showing people themselves - a clearly dangerous act but one which made him the top tourist attraction after the cable cars. Lorene Yarnell, already a veteran dancer/actress from numerous television shows and off-Broadway musicals, gave up her successful career to join this funny man/clown. What followed was an entertainment phenomenon.

Their dancing and flawless mime brought them instant fame and subsequent appearances on and over 400 national TV shows, including the "MUPPET SHOW" and the "TONIGHT SHOW." Highlights of their meteoric career include their own Broadway show, performing for two Presidents, a command performance for the Queen of England, and a tour of China with Bob Hope. They have performed in concert halls throughout the world.

Their performance in a TV special written by Shields, "TOYS ON THE TOWN," earned them an Emmy award. Other awards garnered by this dynamic couple include the Las Vegas "Entertainer of the Year," dual Georgies for "Rising Stars of the Year" and "Special Attraction of the Year" from the American Guild of Variety Artists.

Shields & Yarnell

Today the SHIELDS and YARNELL SHOW is still an outrageous kind of side-splitting controlled insanity, incorporating all the artistry from the past along with newer concepts - the use of voice-overs, soundtracks and sound effects, all produced by Shields. With elasticity, unlimited invention and boundless energy they enter into a fantasy world, sweeping you along with them. Their gift is magic!

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