Betty Field

Betty Field

Betty Field was an American film and stage actress. Through her father, she was a direct descendant of the Pilgrims John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to George Field and Katharine Lynch, Field began her acting career on the London stage in Howard Lindsay's farce, She Loves Me Not. Following its run she returned to the United States and appeared in several stage successes, before making her film debut in 1939.
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Fights, sports explain chef's craggy complexion - The Star Democrat
Google News - about 7 years
In addition to Reagan and Bob Cummings, the 1942 film featured Ann Sheridan, Betty Field and Charles Coburn. The movie is set in a quaint, turn-of-the-century small town. While the town looks peaceful, with its shady trees, swimming hole and
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Nether Regions 08.23.11: 7 Women - 411mania.com
Google News - about 7 years
They also have a teacher and his pregnant wife, Charles (Eddie Albert) and Florrie Pether (Betty Field). For a group that has lived under the tight shift of Miss Andrews, none of the other women are accustomed to Cartwright, who uses profanity,
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The great leap from page to screen - Irish Independent
Google News - about 7 years
Acclaimed film and stage actress Betty Field stepped into the role in the 1949 adaptation, which also featured Shelley Winters and Alan Ladd. The best-known big screen version of the movie, however, was Jack Clayton's 1974 film, which was scripted by
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Movies 'Picnic,' 'Splendor in the Grass' on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 7 years
Also in the cast are Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell and Susan Strasberg and, from the original Broadway cast, Betty Field and Arthur O'Connell (who earned an Oscar nomination as best supporting actor). • “Splendor in the Grass,” a film released in 1961,
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Convergence Art Guild's Film Odyssey pays tribute to Elizabeth Taylor - Gazette Virginian
Google News - over 7 years
Dina Merrill, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field and Susan Oliver give more serious performances. On the set of “Cleopatra†Miss Taylor met and fell in love with Richard Burton (and had to ditch Mr. Fisher). It took forever for that costly behemoth to
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Jackie Cooper Pt.2: SUPERMAN's Perry White, Two-Time Emmy Winner - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 7 years
A series of programmers followed, among them Two Bright Boys (1939), once again pairing up Jackie Cooper with Freddie Bartholomew — who by then was sliding fast as well — and What a Life (1939), with Betty Field. In the latter release, Cooper played
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John Wayne Movies List - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 7 years
It featured Harry Carey, his longtime friend, and Betty Field. The story centers on an Ozark Mountains moonshiner whose hatred for his father is tempered by the arrival of a gentle-mannered stranger. “Sands Of Iwo Jima.” “Sands Of Iwo Jima” is a 1949
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - almost 16 years
WILLEM DAFOE plays the serious one, a by-the-book F.B.I. agent who is nevertheless reckless enough to walk into a diner in 1964 Mississippi and take a seat in the section set aside for blacks. Gene Hackman plays the jovial one, Mr. Hackman's character is a hometown boy who defected from his ultraconservative Southern upbringing (''The grits started
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 19 years
A SEMICLASSIC drama about two Western drifters, a tale of a Broadway actor taken over by a Shakespearean role, Fellini's memorable story of a tragic prostitute and a superb boxing drama highlight the film selections on television this week. John Steinbeck's somber story of two itinerant workers in wheat country was fashioned into a superb film -
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Garson Kanin, a Writer and Director of Classic Movies and Plays, Is Dead at 86
NYTimes - over 19 years
Garson Kanin, who broke into show business as a saxophone-playing high school dropout and went on to write ''Born Yesterday,'' direct ''The Diary of Anne Frank'' and become the co-writer of two classic Tracy-Hepburn movies, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 86. He died after a lengthy illness, according to a spokeswoman for the
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Garson Kanin, a Writer and Director of Classic Movies and Plays, Is Dead at 86
NYTimes - over 19 years
Garson Kanin, who broke into show business as a saxophone-playing high school dropout and went on to write ''Born Yesterday,'' direct ''The Diary of Anne Frank'' and become the co-writer of two classic Tracy-Hepburn movies, died yesterday at his home in Manhattan. He was 86. He died after a lengthy illness, according to a spokeswoman for the
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Jose Quintero, Director Who Exalted O'Neill, Dies at 74
NYTimes - over 19 years
Jose Quintero, the director whose reverent stagings of ''The Iceman Cometh'' and ''Long Day's Journey Into Night'' led to a worldwide revival of interest in the Nobel Prize plays of Eugene O'Neill, died yesterday. He was 74 and lived in Sarasota, Fla. The cause was cancer, said Robert Lantz, his agent and longtime friend. Mr. Quintero died at
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HOME VIDEO; Old (but Gold) And Slapstick
NYTimes - over 20 years
For a look at the month ahead in video, one person to consult is Bob Helland of Asymmetrical Entertainment, a Brooklyn mail-order company that previews coming releases in its monthly bulletin. June looks moderately promising. While not overwhelmingly rich in big feature films -- ''Amistad,'' ''Wag the Dog,'' ''Welcome to Sarajevo'' and ''Wings of
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 20 years
A Korean War romance set in Hong Kong, a memorable look at the Deep South, a low-budget Hollywood knockout and a sci-fi special lend luster to the television movie menu this week. The radiant urban panorama of Hong Kong during the Korean War doesn't dim the intelligence of Henry King's LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING (1955). Despite the
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In the Offing, Another Hall In Carnegie's Basement
NYTimes - over 20 years
A venerable but largely forgotten piece of New York stage history -- where concert pianists played the works of a Viennese contemporary named Brahms and David Belasco, Agnes Moorehead and Spencer Tracy once trod the boards -- is being auditioned for a comeback at Carnegie Hall. The historic performance space is an ornate underground recital hall
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Critic's Choice/Film;Erotic Fantasies, 50's Style
NYTimes - about 22 years
Today it probably wouldn't be worth more than a PG-13 rating (if even that), but in 1955, the "Moon glow" and "torn shirt" sequences from the movie "Picnic" were about as steamy as Hollywood could get in evoking explosive sex. In Joshua Logan's film version of the popular William Inge play, the sight of Kim Novak and William Holden eyeing each
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 22 years
BACKGROUNDS from San Francisco to Asia Minor and from a Caribbean island to New England bring color to some top film dramas this week. A radiant California flavors Richard Marquand's JAGGED EDGE (1985), from the distant Golden Gate Bridge to Telegraph Hill and the city Hall courtroom. Here this emotionally charged story of a lovelorn lawyer (Glenn
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John Craven, 79, Who Played George in Original 'Our Town'
NYTimes - almost 23 years
John Craven, who created the role of George Gibbs in the original Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," died on Friday at his home in Salt Point, N.Y. He was 79. In 1938, Mr. Craven made his Broadway debut at the age of 21 in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, acting alongside his father, Frank Craven, who played the Stage Manager. In
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Review/Film; New Facets Highlighted in a Classic
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Lennie is a gentle giant of a man with the mental capacities of an 8-year-old. He loves to fondle soft things, like mice, puppies and rabbits, even a small piece of velvet. His friend George has brains enough for two. Together they ride the freights through Depression America, working as hired hands and dreaming of the day when they can buy their
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Lester Cowan, 83, Film Producer of Works Lighthearted to Weighty
NYTimes - almost 28 years
Lester Cowan, an independent film producer in the 1930's and 40's whose credits ranged from comedies and gangster movies to dramas about World War II, died in his sleep on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83 years old. He apparently died of a heart attack, his family said. In 1935, Mr. Cowan, who had been executive director of the motion
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Field
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 60
    Field died from a stroke September 13, 1973, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts, aged 60. (Another source says she was 55.) She was survived by her husband, Raymond Olivere, and three children.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1968
    Age 55
    Her third marriage, to Raymond Olivere, lasted from 1968 until her death in 1973.
  • FORTIES
  • 1957
    Age 44
    Her second marriage, to Edwin J. Lukas, lasted from 1957–1967.
  • 1956
    Age 43
    Her first marriage, to playwright Elmer Rice, ended in divorce in May 1956.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 28
    She starred opposite John Wayne in the 1941 film The Shepherd of the Hills.
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  • 1939
    Age 26
    Following its run she returned to the United States and appeared in several stage successes, before making her film debut in 1939.
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  • 1934
    Age 21
    Field began her acting career in 1934 on the London stage in Howard Lindsay's farce, She Loves Me Not.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Age 0
    Born on February 8, 1913.
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