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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1913-02-08

Day of Death 1973-09-13

Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1968 Coogan's Bluff as Mrs. Ringerman
1968 The Outsider (1 episode)
1968 How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life as Thelma
1966 7 Women as Mrs. Florrie Pether
1963 Marilyn
1962 Going My Way (1 episode)
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz as Stella Johnson
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1960 BUtterfield 8 as Mrs. Fanny Thurber
1960 Route 66 (3 episodes)
1959 Hound-Dog Man as Cora McKinney
1958 Naked City (2 episodes)
1957 Peyton Place as Nellie Cross
1956 Bus Stop as Grace
1955 Picnic as Flo Owens
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 The Great Gatsby as Daisy Buchanan
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (2 episodes)
1945 The Southerner as Nona Tucker
1944 Tomorrow, the World! as Leona Richards
1944 The Great Moment as Elizabeth Morton
1943 Flesh and Fantasy as Henrietta (Episode 1)
1942 Are Husbands Necessary? as Mary Elizabeth Cugat
1942 Kings Row as Cassandra Tower
1941 Blues in the Night as Kay Grant
1941 The Shepherd of the Hills as Sammy Lane
1940 Victory as Alma
1940 Seventeen as Lola Pratt
1939 Of Mice and Men as Mae
1939 What a Life as Barbara Pearson

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