Sunday 25 June 2017

Sally Field

Sally Field is a charismatic actress who began her career in the entertainment industry through television sitcoms Gidget, The Flying Guns and The Girl with Something Extra. She soon plunged into Hollywood delivering the year's second highest grosser in 1977, Smokey and the Bandit. Her professionalism as a contemporary dramatic actress was established in the movie Norma Rae, still considered one of the best movies of all time. This performance made her earn awards at Cannes Film Festival as well as Oscars. With perpetual spectacular roles that gained momentum, Sally earned numerous accolades such as Golden Globe, Berlin International Film Festival, Emmy, People's Choice, Guild, BAFTA, Critic's Choice and more. 

Sally Field Religion

Born to a US Army Captain father, her parents divorced when she was 3 years old. Apparently a Christian, Sally Field is an alumna of Lee Strasberg Institute and was born in California. Her maternal grandmother's genealogical line is from a British Colonial governor, William Bradford. Field's ancestry is English, Irish, German and Dutch.

Sally Field Political Views

Sally Field is a staunch and outspoken Democrat who fervently supported Hillary Clinton for the race to Presidentship. While receiving her 1985 Oscars, she explicitly mentioned that she never had an orthodox career. A candid celebrity, Sally lamented that her country is repressed as it is more about sexuality than humor and intelligence. When diagnosed with Osteoporosis, she created a campaign "Rally with Sally for Bone Health", with help from Roche and GlaxoSmithKline. A devout advocate of women's rights, Field has been associated with International women's NGO Vital Voices Partnership as well as the Global Leadership Award. Her support for gay rights and equality can be demonstrated through the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality award she won in 2012.

Who is she dating? 

She was married to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975 and has two sons Peter Craig and Eli Craig. Married again to movie producer Alan Greisman from 1984 to 1993, she has another son Samuel Greisman.  

Sally Field Hobbies

With an incalculable list of movies, her life has mostly been occupied by on-screen work. She was quoted saying "I would like to go to all these locations and think...why don't I play Golf. People walk around and enjoy God's gifts, so  I think I've always thought I should have that in my life". This clearly shows her interest in golf and travel. Besides, she was instrumental in the activism of human rights, gay rights, and health campaigns. 

Interesting Facts

Sally's first TV series was canceled due to bad ratings. 

She played the role of Tom Hank's mother in the film Forrest Grump, that had won six Academy Awards.

In 2004 she protested against the killing of hundreds of women across the Texas-Mexico border alongside other actresses, urging the Mexican government for re-investigation.

She survived the crash of her private airplane with no injuries.