Winfield R. Sheehan was a film company executive. He was responsible for much of Fox Film Corporation's output during the 1920s and 1930s. As studio head, he won an Academy Award for Best Picture for the film Cavalcade and was nominated three more times. Most famously, he nurtured the budding stardom of then-child star Shirley Temple, in such films as Stand Up and Cheer! And Curly Top.A native of Buffalo, New York, Sheehan served in the Spanish–American War as a teen.