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Betty Field

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Betty Field (February 8, 1913 – September 13, 1973) 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. Her role as Mae, the sole female character, in Of Mice and Men (1939) established her as a dramatic actress. She starred opposite John Wayne in the 1941 film The Shepherd of the Hills. Field played supporting roles in films such as Kings Row (1942), in which she played a victim of incest, although that fact was not readily apparent due to the heavy censorship of the time. Field preferred performing on Broadway and appeared in Elmer Rice's Dream Girl and Jean Anouilh's The Waltz of the Toreadors, but returned to Hollywood regularly, appearing in Flesh and Fantasy (1943), The Southerner (1945), The Great Gatsby (1949), Picnic (1955), Bus Stop (1956), Peyton Place (1957), BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). Her final film role was in Coogan's Bluff in 1968. She also appeared on television. Description above from the Wikipedia article Betty Field, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 8, 1913 In Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
33
First Appeared:
In the movie What a Life 1939-10-05
Latest Project:
Movie Coogan's Bluff 1968-10-02
Known For
Poster of BUtterfield 8
Poster of Kings Row
Poster of Seventeen
Poster of What a Life
Filmography
Movie Coogan's Bluff Mrs. Ringerman 1968-10-02
Movie How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life Thelma 1968-01-17
Series The Outsider Unknown 1968-09-18
Movie 7 Women Mrs. Florrie Pether 1966-01-05
Movie Marilyn 1963-04-18
Movie Birdman of Alcatraz Stella Johnson 1962-07-03
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie BUtterfield 8 Mrs. Fanny Thurber 1960-11-04
Movie Hound-Dog Man Cora McKinney 1959-11-11
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Peyton Place Nellie Cross 1957-12-13
Movie Bus Stop Grace 1956-08-31
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Picnic Flo Owens 1955-11-18
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan 1949-07-13
Movie The Southerner Nona Tucker 1945-04-30
Movie The Great Moment Elizabeth Morton 1944-09-06
Movie Tomorrow, the World! Leona Richards 1944-12-29
Movie Flesh and Fantasy Henrietta (Episode 1) 1943-10-29
Movie Kings Row Cassandra Tower 1942-04-18
Movie Are Husbands Necessary? Mary Elizabeth Cugat 1942-06-15
Movie The Shepherd of the Hills Sammy Lane 1941-07-18
Movie Blues in the Night Kay Grant 1941-11-15
Movie Seventeen Lola Pratt 1940-03-01
Movie Victory Alma 1940-12-21
Movie What a Life Barbara Pearson 1939-10-05
Movie Of Mice and Men Mae 1939-12-30