Sally Field
actress
Sally Field
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.
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25,000 Hit The Streets In Massive NYC Anti-Trump Rally Hours Before Inauguration Day
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The last time Clark Luster marched in New York City was in the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War. Over half a century later, the 72-year-old retiree from Asheville, North Carolina, says a new threat has compelled him to hit the streets once again: President-elect Donald Trump. “We’ve got to do something about him,” Luster told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “What’s happened since the election ― the appointments of his Cabinet, the incompetence demonstrated during the confirmation hearings, [Trump’s] relationship to Russia ― all of these things come together and tell you that we’re in a very unsettled and unreasonable time.” Luster is one of 25,000 people, according to event organizers, who flooded the streets surrounding Trump International Hotel and Tower near Central Park during the “We Stand United” rally on the eve of Trump’s inauguration. Filmmaker Michael Moore and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the massive anti-Trump demonstration. Other high ...
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How Sally Field landed her first major role in 'Gidget'
Fox News - 3 months
Before she portrayed “the little girl with big ideas” on the 1960s television series “Gidget,” Sally Field began her acting career auditioning for a role with her mother.
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Sally Field Slams Donald Trump’s Brazen Dishonesty In Heated Interview
Huffington Post - 3 months
Sally Field (@realmommagump) wants to understand why people voted for Trump. And that's why she just joined Twitter. pic.twitter.com/3XcnRnXNv8 — Chelsea (@Chelseashow) December 1, 2016 Sally Field recently joined Twitter for one reason only: to figure out how Donald Trump got elected. During an appearance on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show, the actress questioned just how ― and why ― people would elect someone like him to office.  “[He] does not stand for anything,” Field said to generous applause from the audience. “If you look at his past, if you look at his history, there is no evidence that he can do one single thing that he says he’s going to do. Not one single thing!”  The actress didn’t stop there and took the president-elect to task for his extraordinary hypocrisy.  “He has shown to be everything that he accuses and has accused Hillary Clinton of being. It is now evident he is all of those things,” Field said. “I don’t think that all the people ...
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Just for <i>Kicks,</i> Keep an Eye on Isabella Acres
Huffington Post - 5 months
When Mirabelle Harris first shows up in the new Amazon series The Kicks, it's like, "Okay, the mean girl is in the house." Then an odd thing happens. Isabella Acres, who plays Mirabelle, not only makes her sympathetic, but kind of cool. "She can seem standoffish, but there are reasons behind the wall she puts up," says Acres. "She's not your stereotypical mean girl." That makes Mirabelle (above, second from left) intriguing, which is pretty much the same thing that can be said for The Kicks. Based on a series of books by U.S. National soccer team star Alex Morgan, The Kicks follows young soccer player Devin Burke (Sixx Orange) when her family abruptly moves from Connecticut to California and she has to find and fit in with a new school team, a plucky but ragged group that calls itself The Kicks. Until Devin arrives, Mirabelle has been the best player on The Kicks. When Devin seems poised to take that role, Mirabelle responds by pretending not to care at the same ti ...
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Sally Field to return to Broadway in 'The Glass Menagerie'
Yahoo News - 9 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy- and Oscar-winner Sally Field will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of "The Glass Menagerie," playing a part she has tackled before but never managed to shake.
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Hollywood celebs give Clinton warm welcome in LA
Reuters.com - 9 months
Hollywood actresses Sally Field and Debra Messing are among the numerous female stars and lawmakers to welcome Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to a campaign rally in Los Angeles, as the nation's most populous state prepares for its nominating contest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Night Out: Sally Field on the ‘Newest Stage’ of Her Life
NYTimes - 11 months
The 69-year-old actress talks about fame, younger men and her new film, “Hello, My Name Is Doris.”
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In the funny 'Hello, My Name Is Doris,' Sally Field just might prove Oscar worthy
LATimes - 12 months
Sally Field gives perhaps the year's first Oscar-worthy lead actress performance in the funny, beguiling and affecting "Hello, My Name Is Doris," a brave little film that shows it's never too late to come of age. As Doris Miller, a shy, sixtysomething office drone with a recently deceased mother,...
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On Verge Of 70, Sally Field Navigates Aging In The Spotlight
NPR - 12 months
The actress' latest role in "Hello, My Name is Doris" hits close to home: "The story really is a coming of age — of a woman of age." As for Fields, she welcomes the stages of old age with openness.
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Robin Williams' Deleted 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Scenes Will Make You Cry
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Say, "Hellloooooo," to the tissues. When we think about "Mrs. Doubtfire," it's usually an image of Robin Williams wearing women's clothing and rocking cake frosting on his face that pops into our minds. But these recently surfaced deleted scenes change everything.  YouTuber Matthew Keys has uploaded some alternate scenes from "Mrs. Doubtfire," which offer a darker look at the movie. In one scene, Williams' Daniel Hillard gets in an argument with Sally Field's character, causing his daughter to miss a word in the spelling bee. Their son, played by Matthew Lawrence, looks on in disgust. ("This would never happen on 'Boy Meets World,'" he probably thinks.) Williams then gets you right in the ticker with his apology in another scene. "I may act like a fool, but I am your father, OK? Always. Rain. Shine. That's the one wonderful thing in my life," he says. Williams' untimely death in 2014 make the scenes all the more heartbreaking. There were reportedly talks of a  ...
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Eight Holiday TV Movies That Should Air in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When December's shopping and baking are done and it's time to relax over cookies and TV, we usually turn to feature films like Elf or A Christmas Carol. We might even look for I Love Lucy or Honeymooners Yuletide episodes or check out the newest holiday specials. But television has been producing its own seasonal movies, hundreds of them, ever since the small screen was actually small. They run the gamut from brilliant to awful, but even some of the trashiest can be as sweet and comforting as cocoa on the first chilly night of the year. The problem is that so many new films materialize each year while older ones tend to disappear quickly. And unlike movies released in theaters, too few resurface on DVD, Hulu or Netflix. So I'm starting next year's Christmas list early. Here are eight holiday TV movies, in no special order, that I've enjoyed in the past and hope to see once more. They're only the first to occur to me, so I'm likely to make additional requests in the future. And ...
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'The Big Short' and '99 Homes' tackle the 2008 financial crisis from boom to bust
LATimes - about 1 year
So-called "losing the farm" movies in 1984 yielded Academy Award nominations for lead actress winner Sally Field ("Places in the Heart"), Sissy Spacek ("The River") and Jessica Lange ("Country.") But Hollywood has been slow in responding to more recent hardships caused by the 2008 economic crash...
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Burt Reynolds Says His Mustache Got Him 'Better Parts And Better Ladies'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
For those who haven't dived into Burt Reynolds' oeuvre, let us tell you two things: Reynolds was a major hottie in the '70s and he's the reason why your mom has a thing for mustaches.  "The Longest Yard" star, whose memoir But Enough About Me comes out Nov. 17, spoke to People about the impact his famous facial hair has had on his career and personal life.  "After I grew it, I got better parts and better ladies," he told People.  The 79-year old also revealed that he has no plans to shave his star-making 'stache any time soon. "I think I'd really miss it," he said. "I know that sounds silly but I would." Reynolds, who started acting in the 1950s and has appeared in over 170 projects, might have been a little too good with the ladies back in the day. In a recent Vanity Fair interview, where he opens up about his loves, losses and money struggles, Reynolds admitted that "women" were the one thing that cost him the most.  The actor also called Sally Field, his "Smoky and ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sally Field
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 68
    In January 2015, it was announced that she would co-host TCM.
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  • 2014
    Age 67
    On May 5, 2014, Field received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to motion pictures.
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    She portrayed Aunt May in the Marvel Comics films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) as well as the 2014 sequel.
    More Details Hide Details Field's widely praised portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln brought her Best Supporting Actress nominations for the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild awards.
  • 2009
    Age 62
    In November 2009, Field appeared on an episode of The Doctors to talk about osteoporosis and her Rally With Sally Foundation.
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  • 2008
    Age 61
    A Democrat, Field supported Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2008 presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details The actress is also an activist for gay rights and won the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award in 2012. Field's youngest son, Sam, is openly gay. Sources: Emmy Awards; Golden Globe Awards
  • 2007
    Age 60
    However, the show's producers decided to take the character in another direction, and offered the part to Field, who won the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance.
    More Details Hide Details The drama also starred Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths as Nora's adult daughters.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    Field was a late addition to the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, which debuted in September 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In the show's pilot, the role of matriarch Nora Walker was played by Betty Buckley.
  • 2000
    Age 53
    In 2000 she directed the feature film Beautiful.
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  • 1998
    Age 51
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She co-starred with Natalie Portman in Where the Heart Is (2000) and appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. Field had a recurring role on ER in the 2000–01 season as Dr. Abby Lockhart's mother, Maggie, who suffers from bipolar disorder, a role for which she won an Emmy Award in 2001. After her critically acclaimed stint on the show, she returned to the role in 2003 and 2006. She also starred in the very short-lived 2002 series The Court. Field's directorial career began with the television film The Christmas Tree (1996).
  • 1993
    Age 46
    Field and Greisman divorced in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Field was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Her diagnosis led her to create the “Rally with Sally for Bone Health” campaign with support from Roche and GlaxoSmithKline that controversially co-promoted Boniva, a bisphosphonate treatment for osteoporosis. Field's campaign encouraged early diagnosis of such conditions through technology such as bone-density scans. During the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Field's acceptance speech contained an antiwar: "If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no goddamn wars in the first place." Fox Broadcasting Company, which aired the Emmys, cut the sound and picture after the word "god" and did not cut back to the stage after Field finished talking. An e-mail statement from the company the day after the incident explained that the censorship of Field's speech (among two other censorship incidents during the award ceremony) occurred because "some language during the live broadcast may have been considered inappropriate by some viewers. As a result, Fox's broadcast standards executives determined it appropriate to drop sound and picture during those portions of the show."
  • 1990
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Field had supporting roles in a number of other movies, including Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) in which she played Miranda Hillard, the wife of Robin Williams's character and the love interest of Pierce Brosnan's character Stuart 'Stu' Dunmyer. She then played the mother of Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994), even though she was only 10 years older than Hanks, with whom she had co-starred six years earlier in Punchline. Field's other 1990s films included Not Without My Daughter, a controversial thriller based on the real-life experience of Betty Mahmoody's escape from Iran with her daughter Mahtob, and Soapdish, a comedy in which she played pampered soap-opera star Celeste Talbert and was joined by an all-star cast including Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue and Robert Downey, Jr.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 39
    The following year, Field appeared on the cover of the March 1986 issue of Playboy magazine, in which she was the interview subject.
    More Details Hide Details She did not appear as a pictorial subject in the magazine, although she did wear the classic leotard and bunny-ears outfit on the cover. That year, she received the Women in Film Crystal Award.
  • 1985
    Age 38
    In 1985, she costarred with James Garner in the romantic comedy Murphy's Romance.
    More Details Hide Details In A&E's biography of Garner, she cited her on-screen kiss with Garner as the best cinematic kiss she ever had.
  • 1984
    Age 37
    After the end of her relationship with Reynolds, Field married second husband Alan Greisman in 1984.
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    Then came a second Oscar for her starring role in the 1984 drama Places in the Heart.
    More Details Hide Details Field's gushing acceptance speech is well remembered and has since been both admired as earnest and parodied as excessive. She said, "I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it—and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" Field was actually making a humorous reference to dialog from her role in Norma Rae, but many people missed the connection. Field even parodied herself when she delivered the line (often misquoted as "You like me, you really like me!") in a Charles Schwab commercial.
  • 1981
    Age 34
    She received Golden Globe nominations for the 1981 drama Absence of Malice and the 1982 comedy Kiss Me Goodbye.
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    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.
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  • 1979
    Age 32
    In 1979, Field played the eponymous union organizer in Norma Rae, a successful film that established her as a dramatic actress.
    More Details Hide Details Vincent Canby, reviewing the film for the New York Times, wrote: "Norma Rae is a seriously concerned contemporary drama, illuminated by some very good performances and one, Miss Field's, that is spectacular." For her role in Norma Rae, Field won the Best Female Performance Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • 1977
    Age 30
    In 1977, she co-starred with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed, in the year's #2 highest-grossing film, Smokey and the Bandit.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 29
    Soon after studying with Strasberg, Field landed the title role in the 1976 TV film Sybil, based on the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber.
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  • 1975
    Age 28
    It was during this time period that Field divorced her first husband in 1975.
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  • 1973
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Following the series' cancellation, Field studied at the Actors Studio with the acting teacher Lee Strasberg. Strasberg became a mentor to the actress, helping her to move past her television image of the girl next door.
  • 1971
    Age 24
    In 1971, Field starred in the ABC TV movie Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring, playing a discouraged teen runaway who returns home with a bearded, drug-abusing hippie (played by David Carradine).
    More Details Hide Details She made several guest television appearances through the mid 1970s, including a role on the western Alias Smith and Jones, a popular TV series starring Gidget co-star Pete Duel. She also appeared in the episode "Whisper" on the TV thriller Night Gallery.
  • 1968
    Age 21
    Field was married to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975.
    More Details Hide Details During their marriage, the couple had two sons: Peter Craig (born 1969), a novelist, and Eli Craig (born 1972), an actor and director. In the late 1970s, Field had a relationship with Burt Reynolds, during which time they co-starred in several films, including Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II, The End and Hooper.
  • 1967
    Age 20
    Wanting to find a new starring vehicle for Field, ABC next produced The Flying Nun with Field cast as Sister Bertrille for three seasons, from 1967 to 1970.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview included on the Season One DVD release, Field said that she thoroughly enjoyed Gidget, but hated The Flying Nun because she was not treated with respect by the show's directors. Field was then typecast, finding respectable roles difficult to come by.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 3
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Through her maternal grandmother's genealogical line, Field is a descendant of Mayflower passenger and colonial governor William Bradford, her 10 times great-grandfather. As a teen, Field attended Portola Middle School and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader. Her classmates included financier Michael Milken, actress Cindy Williams and talent agent Michael Ovitz. Field got her start on television as the boy-crazy surfer girl in the sitcom Gidget (1965–66). The show was not an initial success and was canceled after a single season; however, summer reruns garnered respectable ratings, making the show a belated success.
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on November 6, 1946.
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