Sally Field

Born Nov 6, 1946

Sally Margaret Field is an American actress, singer, producer, director and screenwriter. In each decade of her career, she has been known for her leading American TV and film roles, most notably in Gidget (1965–66), The Flying Nun (1967–70), Sybil (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Norma Rae (1979), Absence of Malice (1981), Places in the Heart (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Not Without My Daughter (1991), Mrs.… Read More

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1946 Birth Born on November 6, 1946.
1950 3 Years Old Sally Field was born in Pasadena, California to Margaret (née Morlan; an actress) and Richard Dryden Field. Mr. Field was an army officer. Following her parents' 1950 divorce, her mother married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney. … Read More


1967 - 1971 3 More Events
1973 26 Years Old In 1973, Field was cast in a starring role opposite John Davidson in the short-lived series The Girl with Something Extra from 1973 to 1974. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old It was during this time period that Field divorced her first husband in 1975.
1976 29 Years Old Soon after studying with Strasberg, Field landed the title role in the 1976 TV film Sybil, based on the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber.


1977 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Her dramatic portrayal of a young woman afflicted with what was then known as multiple personality disorder earned her a best dramatic actress Emmy Award in 1977 and enabled her to break through the typecasting of her sitcom work.
1979 32 Years Old In 1979, Field played the eponymous union organizer in Norma Rae, a successful film that established her as a dramatic actress. … Read More
1981 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Field appeared with Reynolds in three more films: (The End, Hooper and Smokey and the Bandit II). In 1981, she continued to change her image, playing a foul-mouthed prostitute opposite Tommy Lee Jones in the South-set film Back Roads.
1984 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Then came a second Oscar for her starring role in the 1984 drama Places in the Heart. … Read More
1985 38 Years Old In 1985, she costarred with James Garner in the romantic comedy Murphy's Romance. … Read More
1986 39 Years Old The following year, Field appeared on the cover of the March 1986 issue of Playboy magazine, in which she was the interview subject. … Read More


1990 43 Years Old For her role as matriarch M'Lynn in the film version of Steel Magnolias (1989), she was nominated for a 1990 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. … Read More
1993 46 Years Old Field and Greisman divorced in 1993. … Read More
1996 49 Years Old In 1996 Field received the Berlinale Camera award at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival for her role as a grieving vigilante mother in director John Schlesinger's film Eye for an Eye. … Read More


1998 51 Years Old In 1998 she directed the episode "The Original Wives' Club" of the critically acclaimed TV mini-series From the Earth to the Moon, also playing a minor role as Trudy, the wife of astronaut Gordon Cooper.
2000 53 Years Old In 2000 she directed the feature film Beautiful.
2006 59 Years Old Field was a late addition to the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, which debuted in September 2006. … Read More


2007 - 2008 2 More Events
2009 62 Years Old In November 2009, Field appeared on an episode of The Doctors to talk about osteoporosis and her Rally With Sally Foundation.
2014 67 Years Old 1 More Event
She portrayed Aunt May in the Marvel Comics films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) as well as the 2014 sequel. … Read More
2015 68 Years Old In January 2015, it was announced that she would co-host TCM.
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