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Sally Field


Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump
(1994)
Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias M'Lynn Eatenton
(1989)
Lincoln
Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
(2012)
Smokey and the Bandit
(1977)

Filmography

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 2018 Maniac (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Dr. Greta Mantleray
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Dr. Greta Mantleray
 2017 Little Evil
Miss Shaylock
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Aunt May
 2012 Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln
 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man
Aunt May
 2006-2011 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Nora Walker
- Walker Down the Aisle (2011) ... Nora Walker
- For Better or for Worse (2011) ... Nora Walker
- Father Unknown (2011) ... Nora Walker
- Wouldn't It Be Nice (2011) ... Nora Walker
- Never Say Never (2011) ... Nora Walker
 2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (Video)
Marina Del Ray (voice)
 2006 Two Weeks
Anita Bergman
 2000-2006 ER (TV Series)
Maggie Wyczenski
- Graduation Day (2006) ... Maggie Wyczenski
- A Thousand Cranes (2003) ... Maggie Wyczenski
- A Boy Falling Out of the Sky (2003) ... Maggie Wyczenski
- Next of Kin (2002) ... Maggie Wyczenski
- First Snowfall (2002) ... Maggie Wyczenski
 2005 Conviction (TV Movie)
 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Rep. Victoria Rudd
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Justice Kate Nolan
- Stay (2002) ... Justice Kate Nolan
- Due Process (2002) ... Justice Kate Nolan
- Life Sentence (2002) ... Justice Kate Nolan
 2001 Say It Isn't So
Valdine Wingfield
 2000 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Aunt Betsey Trotwood
 2000 Where the Heart Is
Mama Lil
 1999 A Cooler Climate (TV Movie)
Iris
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Trudy Cooper
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... Trudy Cooper
 1998 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Secretary #91, Kathleen Dubek
- Opus One (1998) ... Secretary #91, Kathleen Dubek
 1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bailey / Narrator
 1997 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Junie Harper
- Hilloween (1997) ... Junie Harper (voice)
 1996 Eye for an Eye
Karen McCann
 1995 A Woman of Independent Means (TV Mini-Series)
Bess Alcott Steed Garner
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Bess Alcott Steed Garner
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Bess Alcott Steed Garner
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Bess Alcott Steed Garner
 1994 Forrest Gump
Mrs. Gump
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Miranda Hillard
 1991 Soapdish
Celeste Talbert
 1991 Not Without My Daughter
Betty Mahmoody
 1989 Steel Magnolias
M'Lynn Eatenton
 1988 Punchline
Lilah Krytsick
 1987/I Surrender
Daisy Morgan
 1985 Murphy's Romance
Emma Moriarity
 1984 Places in the Heart
Edna Spalding
 1982 Kiss Me Goodbye
Kay
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
Mary Follet
 1981 Absence of Malice
Megan
 1981 Back Roads
Amy Post
 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II
Carrie
 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
Celeste Whitman
 1979 Norma Rae
Norma Rae
 1978 Hooper
Gwen
 1978/I The End
Mary Ellen
 1977 Heroes
Carol Bell
 1977 Smokey and the Bandit
Carrie
 1976 Sybil (TV Mini-Series)
Sybil
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Sybil
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Sybil
 1976 Bridger (TV Movie)
Jennifer Melford
 1976 Stay Hungry
Mary Tate Farnsworth
 1973-1974 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Sally Burton
- The New Broom (1974) ... Sally Burton
- The Not-So-Good Samaritan (1974) ... Sally Burton
- Three for the Road (1974) ... Sally Burton
- Irreconcilable Sameness (1974) ... Sally Burton
- The Sour Grapevine (1974) ... Sally Burton
 1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Irene Evans
- Whisper (1973) ... Irene Evans
 1972 Home for the Holidays (TV Movie)
Christine Morgan
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Clementine Hale
- The Clementine Ingredient (1972) ... Clementine Hale
- Dreadful Sorry Clementine (1971) ... Clementine Hale
 1971 Mongo's Back in Town (TV Movie)
Vikki
 1971 Marriage: Year One (TV Movie)
Jane Duden
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Jan Wilkins / June Wilkins
- I Can Hardly Tell You Apart (1971) ... Jan Wilkins / June Wilkins
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
Roselle Bridgeman
 1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (TV Movie)
Denise 'Dennie' Miller
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Jenny Marsh
- Jenny, Who Bombs Buildings (1970) ... Jenny Marsh
 1967-1970 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Sister Bertrille / Elsie Ethrington
- No Tears for Mrs. Thomas (1970) ... Sister Bertrille
- Operation Population (1970) ... Sister Bertrille
- When Generations Gap (1970) ... Sister Bertrille
- A Gift for El Charro (1970) ... Sister Bertrille
- The Candid Commercial (1970) ... Sister Bertrille
 1967 The Way West
Mercy McBee
 1967 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Bonnie Banner
- A Little Off the Top (1967) ... Bonnie Banner
- Big Brother Is Watching You (1967) ... Bonnie Banner
- Sharin' Sharon (1967) ... Bonnie Banner
- Woody, Can You Spare a Sister? (1967) ... Bonnie Banner
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Nancy Zogerdorfer
- No Talent Scouts (1966) ... Nancy Zogerdorfer
 1965-1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Gidget
- Don't Defrost the Alligator (1966) ... Gidget
- I Have This Friend Who... (1966) ... Gidget
- A Hard Night's Night (1966) ... Gidget
- Ask Helpful Hannah (1966) ... Gidget
- One More for the Road (1966) ... Gidget
 1962 Moon Pilot
Beatnik Girl in Lineup (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (166 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (25 credits)

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Album: Recorded an album at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, California titled "Sally Field - Star of The Flying Nun" (Colgems [COS 106]). Songs performed are 1). Who Needs Wings To Fly? (The Flying Nun Theme), 2). Felicidad, 3). Count To Ten, 4). Turn On The Sunshine, 5), The Louder I Sing (The Braver I Get), 6). ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 17 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

[upon accepting her 1985 Best Actress Oscar] This means so much more to me this time, I don't know why. I think the first time I hardly felt it because it was all too new. But I want to say "Thank you" to you. 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 ... See more »

Trivia:

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). Forrest Gump (1994) is the only winner in the category. It is also the only film for which she did not give an Oscar nominated performance. She won Best Actress for the first two films. See more »

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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