Sally Field Biography (1946-)

Full name, Sally Margaret Field; born November 6, 1946, in Pasadena, CA; daughter of Richard Dryden Field (in sales) and Maggie Field Mahoney (an actress); stepdaughter of Jock Mahoney (a stunt performer and actor); married Steve Craig, September, 1968 (a contractor; divorced, 1975); married Alan Greisman (a film producer and film executive), December, 1984 (divorced, 1994); children: (first marriage) Peter Craig (a novelist), Elijah Craig (an actor); (second marriage) Samuel H. Greisman. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: P.O. Box 492417,Los Angeles, CA 90049.; Publicist: PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
November 6, 1946
Pasadena, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Mercy McBee, The Way West, United Artists, 1967
  • Mary Tate Farnsworth, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1976
  • Carol Bell, Heroes, Universal, 1977
  • Carrie, Smokey and the Bandit, Universal, 1977
  • Gwen Doyle, Hooper, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Mary Ellen, The End, United Artists, 1978
  • Celeste Whitman, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Norma Rae Webster (title role), Norma Rae, Twentieth Century-Fox,1979
  • Carrie, Smokey and the Bandit II (also known as Smokey and theBandit Ride Again), Universal, 1980
  • Amy Post, Back Roads, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Megan Carter, Absence of Malice, Columbia, 1981
  • Kay Villano, Kiss Me Goodbye, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Edna Spalding, Places in the Heart, TriStar, 1984
  • Emma Moriarty, Murphy's Romance, Columbia, 1985
  • Daisy Morgan, Surrender, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Lilah Krytsick, Punchline, Columbia, 1988
  • M'Lynn Eatenton, Steel Magnolias, TriStar, 1989
  • Twisted Justice, 1990
  • Betty Mahmoody, Not without My Daughter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Celeste Talbert/Maggie, Soapdish, Paramount, 1991
  • Miranda Hillard, Mrs. Doubtfire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Voice of Sassy, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Mrs. Gump, Forrest Gump, Paramount, 1994
  • Herself, A Century of Cinema (documentary), 1994
  • Karen McCann, Eye for an Eye, Paramount, 1996
  • Voice of Sassy, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Mama Lil, Where the Heart Is, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Valdine Wingfield, Say It Ain't So, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Representative Victoria Rudd, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003
  • Anita, Two Weeks, c. 2005
  • Herself, Going through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern (documentary), 2005
  • Some sources cite an appearance in Moon Pilot, Buena Vista, 1962.
  • Film Director
  • Beautiful, Destination Films, 2000
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Murphy's Romance, Columbia, 1985
  • The Lost Children of Berlin (documentary), Fogwood Films/Survivorsof the Shoah Visual History Foundation, 1997
  • Film Producer
  • Punchline, Columbia, 1988
  • Dying Young (also known as Choice of Love), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Frances Elizabeth "Gidget" Lawrence, Gidget, ABC, 1965-66
  • Sister Bertrille (Elsie Ethrington), The Flying Nun, ABC, 1967-70
  • Sally Burton, The Girl with Something Extra, NBC, 1973-74
  • Maggie Wyczenski, ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000-2003
  • Justice Kate Nolan, The Court, ABC, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Bess Steed Garner, A Woman of Independent Means, NBC, 1995
  • Trudy Cooper, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Aunt Betsey Trotwood, David Copperfield, TNT, 2000
  • Movies
  • Denise "Dennie" Miller, Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (also known as Maybe I'll Be Home in the Spring), ABC, 1971
  • Jane Duden, Marriage: Year One, NBC, 1971
  • Vicki, Mongo's Back in Town, CBS, 1971
  • Christine Morgan, Home for the Holidays (also known as Deadly Desires), ABC, 1972
  • Roselle Bridgeman, Hitched (also known as Westward the Wagon), NBC, 1973
  • Jennifer Melford, Bridger, ABC, 1976
  • Sybil Dorsett (title role), "Sybil," The Big Event, NBC, 1976
  • Iris Prue, A Cooler Climate, Showtime, 1999
  • Specials
  • Narrator, California Girl (documentary), ABC, 1968
  • Beth Barber, Lily for President, CBS, 1982
  • The Making of "Absence of Malice" (documentary), 1982
  • Herself, Live Aid, multiple networks, 1985
  • James Stewart: A Wonderful Life, 1987
  • Punchline Party (also known as Sally Field and Tom Hank's "Punchline" Party), HBO, 1988
  • The New Hollywood, NBC, 1990
  • Host and narrator, Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire, TNT, 1991
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1993
  • Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In": 25th Anniversary Reunion, NBC, 1993
  • Voice of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, A Century of Women (documentary;also known as A Family of Women), TBS, 1994
  • All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (also known as Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!), ABC, 1994
  • Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump (documentary), HBO, 1994
  • Inside the Academy Awards, TNT, 1995
  • The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful (also known as Popcorn Venus), TBS, 1996
  • George Bailey's mother and narrator, Merry Christmas, George Bailey, PBS, 1997
  • Host, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies: Love Crazy, CBS, 1998
  • Herself, Paul Newman, 2001
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001
  • Ladies' Home Journal's Most Fascinating Women to Watch, 2001
  • Herself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes and Villains, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 52nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1980
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1981
  • American Film Institute Salute to Lillian Gish, 1984
  • The 57th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1985
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1986
  • American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, 1986
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1992
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, 1992
  • The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, NBC, 1995
  • The Sixth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2000
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • The Seventh Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2001
  • Herself, The Third Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, 2005
  • Episodic
  • The Dating Game, ABC, 1965
  • Nancy Zogerdorfer, "No Talent Scouts," Occasional Wife, NBC, 1966
  • The Hollywood Squares, NBC, 1966
  • Bonnie Banner, "Big Brother Is Watching You," Hey, Landlord, NBC,1967
  • Bonnie Banner, "A Little Off the Top," Hey, Landlord, NBC, 1967
  • Bonnie Banner, "Sharin' Sharon," Hey, Landlord, NBC, 1967
  • Bonnie Banner, "Woody, Can You Spare a Sister?," Hey, Landlord, NBC, 1967
  • Band contest judge, "Bobby Vee/Real Don Steele," Happening '68 (also known as Happening and It's Happening), ABC, 1968
  • Band contest judge, "Etta James/Pat Paulsen/Cowsills," Happening '68 (also known as Happening and It's Happening), ABC, 1968
  • Band contest judge, "Strawberry Alarm Clock," Happening '68 (alsoknown as Happening and It's Happening), ABC, 1968
  • Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In" (also known as Laugh-In), NBC, multiple episodes in 1968
  • Jenny Hale, "Jenny, Who Bombs Buildings," Bracken's World, NBC, 1970
  • Clementine Hale, "Dreadful Sorry Clementine," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971
  • Jan Wilkins and June Wilkins, "I Can Hardly Tell You Apart," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1971
  • Clementine Hale, "The Clementine Incident," Alias Smith and Jones,ABC, 1972
  • Irene, "Whisper," Night Gallery, NBC, 1973
  • "Sally Field & Bob Crane," $10,000 Pyramid, 1974
  • Carol Burnett & Company, ABC, 1979
  • Molly Follett, "All the Way Home," NBC Live Theater, NBC, 1981
  • Herself, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1993
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993, 1995, 1998, and 2000
  • "Addicted to Fame," First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1994
  • The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1995
  • Narrator, "New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children/Committee Praying," Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996
  • Herself, "Arnold Schwarzenegger: Flex Appeal," Biography, Arts andEntertainment, 1996
  • Herself, "Where Is the Love?," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1996
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996 and 1998
  • Voice of Junie Harper, "Hilloween," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Secretary number ninety-one, "Opus One," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1998
  • "Lee Strasberg: The Method Man," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Celebrity Profile: Danny Glover (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Sally Field, Lifetime, 1998
  • TVography, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Herself, "James Garner: A Maverick Spirit," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • The Directors: Sydney Pollack, Encore, c. 2000
  • Herself, "Jackie Gleason: The Great One," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • The View, ABC, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002 and 2003
  • Television Work
  • Miniseries
  • Executive producer, A Woman of Independent Means, NBC, 1995
  • Director, "The Original Wives Club," From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Movies
  • Executive producer and director, The Christmas Tree, ABC, 1996
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Oscar's Greatest Moments, 1992
  • Mom, Saturday Night Live Christmas, 1999
  • Music Videos
  • "Voices That Care," 1991
  • Albums
  • Sally Field--Star of the Flying Nun, RCA Victor, 1968
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • (With Janet Brownell) The Christmas Tree, ABC, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Bonderoff, Jason, Sally Field, St. Martin's Press, 1987
    • Goldstein, Toby, Sally Field, PaperJacks, 1988
    • International Directory of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • American Film, October, 1982, p. 58
    • Back Stage West, September 14, 2000
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 26, 1993; February 17, 1995; September 22, 2000, pp. 36-41
    • Films Illustrated, August, 1979
    • Good Housekeeping, March, 1996; October, 1998, p. 35; June, 2001
    • Gotham, June, 2003, pp. 286-87
    • Inc., March, 2000
    • Movieline, October, 1996
    • My Generation, January, 2002, pp. 40-44
    • New Statesman, June 21, 1996
    • New York Post, February 16, 1995; October 2, 2002
    • New York Times, September 16, 1984; September 21, 1984; July 6, 1994; November 4, 2002; July 2, 2003
    • People Weekly, October 15, 1984, p. 112; October 17, 1988, p. 90;July 8, 1991; January 29, 1996; November 27, 2000, p. 93
    • Premiere, winter, 1993; August, 1994
    • Time, December 24, 1984; November 20, 1989; August 1, 1994
    • TV Guide, February 18, 1995, pp. 10-14
    • Variety, October 14, 2002

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