Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director. Is one of 15 Oscar-winning actresses to have been born in the state of California.She is known for her film roles in Smokey and the Bandit, Norma Rae, Places in the Heart, Murphy's Romance, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Field began her career in the 1960s sitcoms Gidge... The others are Fay Bainter, Gloria Grahame, Jo Van Fleet, Liza Minnelli, Tatum O'Neal, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston, Cher, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Marcia Gay Harden and Brie Larson. As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984), Forrest Gump (1994) and Lincoln (2012).Graduate of Birmingham High School, Van Nuys, California, Class of 1964 with Michael Ovitz, who later became her agent. [February 2004]Born to Richard Dryden Field, a US Army captain, and his wife, Margaret Field, a contract player with Paramount Pictures who starred in B movies.The film was released on November 9, 2012, in select cities and widely released on November 16, 2012, in the United States by Dream Works through Disney’s Touchstone distribution label in the U. Despite the fact that Hollywood offers an extremely limited range of roles to any actress over the age of 35 (and Meryl Streep and Glenn Close nab most of them), she's continued to have an amazing career well into her 60s.Read more » Blessed with boundless energy and charm, Sally Field was perfectly suited for the all-American girl characters that brought her early stardom, although it was her later roles, most often as strong independent women, that brought her lasting critical acclaim.Field broke out as the spunky surfer girl "Gidget" (ABC, 1965-66) and as Sister Betrille in "The Flying Nun" (ABC, 1967-1970) before reinventing herself as a serious actress with an Emmy-winning performance as the schizophrenic "Sybil" (NBC, 1976).
Possessing a unique blend of likability and raw talent, Field's reputation as one of Hollywood's most accomplished leading ladies was well earned.Her 1985 Oscar acceptance speech was mocked by the title character (Jim Carrey) in The Mask (1994), when she won Best Actress for Places in the Heart (1984). Is very good friends with: James Garner, Ron Rifkin, Goldie Hawn, Jeff Bridges, Tom Hanks, Dom De Luise, Burt Reynolds, Shirley Mac Laine, Tom Skerritt, Michael Caine, Hal Needham, Mark Harmon, Mason Adams, Michael J. Her Oscar-winning performance as Norma Rae Webster in Norma Rae (1979) was ranked #15 on the American Film Institute's heroes list in their compilation of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains. Protested alongside fellow actresses Jane Fonda, Christine Lahti, and playwright Eve Ensler urging the Mexican government to re-investigate the slaying of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez, on the Mexico-Texas border. Forrest Gump (1994) is the only winner in the category.Sally Field, who plays Mary Todd Lincoln, recalled how the man who would play her on-screen husband had texted her "totally in character" over a seven-month period prior to shooting the movie."(It) was difficult because you had to figure out how to say what you wanted to say within the vernacular of the time," Field said.