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Johnny Sheffield


Born - 11 April 1931, Pasadena, California, USA
Died - 15 October 2010

Well-built American actor with fair curly hair who had virtually only two roles in movies: as Boy, the (adopted) son of Tarzan and Jane in eight adventures of the 30s and 40s, then, when he outgrew this role, as Bomba the Jungle Boy of comic-strip fame in 12 low-budget romps from 1949 to 1955. He left the film business in his mid twenties and went into real estate, then a lobster importing business. The son of character actor Reginald Sheffield, but born Jon Sheffield Cassan, the former child star made his film debut in a short called The Man on the Rock (1938). Non-jungle appearances in feature films after Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) included Babes in Arms (1939), Lucky Cisco Kid (1940), Million Dollar Baby (1941) and Roughly Speaking (1945). He died from a heart attack a few hours after a heavy fall from a palm tree which he was pruning at his home.