Sally is a respected Academy Award Actress now staring in the new movie Lincoln. She plays Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. It is a rare historical role for Field when she usually plays other strong characters that are there to send clear messages on subjects. In real life there is nothing regal or standoffish about her. She built her career on playing ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances like in her role as Norma in the movie Norma Rae in 1979. It was a movie about the importance of unions for workers rights. A movie many Republicans should watch now where she was struggling to get factory workers basic rights.
Field is originally from Southern California and enjoyed being the surfing teen in Gidget, but then the serious role as Sybil who had an identity disorder came along and all of a sudden she went from silly TV comedy’s to serious roles in movies. Back then when the movie was filmed it was called a multiple personality thing. Now you see Sally Field doing commercials for Boniva, the medication for osteoporosis a bone strength problem that she feel the product is helping her with.
Sally had been married twice and had a high profile romance with Bert Reynolds during the Smokey and the Bandit film in 1977. She is single now, still looking for the traditional man. Through out the years she has learned to demand from her men and she laughingly says that that is why she is alone now. We really like her and know her career is no where near slowing down.