10 Interesting Facts About Sally Field

Sally Field is one of Hollywood’s most beloved and well-known actors, having appeared in over 100 films. From her role as the upbeat movie star in Forrest Gump to her Academy Award-winning performance in Norma Rae, she has had a long and storied career on both sides of the camera. 

Here are some interesting facts about Sally Field that you might not know!

She Was A Real-Life Country Girl

Sally Field
Sally Field

Sally Field grew up in a small town outside of Los Angeles and was known for her country-girl-next-door demeanor.

She began acting in high school, but her parents were adamant that she would have to be an engineer or lawyer (instead of an actress) as the rest of her siblings if she wanted to make it big. 

That didn’t stop Sally, though, and she went on to act in over 100 films before her Oscar win for Norma Rae.

She Was The First Actress to Win An Oscar, Emmy, Grammy And Tony Award

Sally Field is the first actress to win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards.

She Was in Her 20s Before She Ever Acted Professionally

Sally Field started acting in small roles while she was still in her 20s. She had originally planned on a career as a singer and dancer, but after appearing in some commercials, she decided to pursue an acting career.

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She Became An Overnight Sensation Because of One Movie

Sally Field is one of Hollywood’s most beloved and well-known actors, having appeared in over 100 films. From her role as the upbeat movie star in Forrest Gump to her Academy Award-winning performance in Norma Rae, she has had a long and storied career on both sides of the camera. 

But Sally Field didn’t always have a successful career. When she was first starting out, she failed to land any roles for two years before getting a part in the film Bus Stop with Marilyn Monroe. The film became an overnight sensation because of its sex scenes between Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford. It’s also credited with sowing the seeds of Sally Field’s success – it was her breakout role!

Her Mother Was a Famous Hollywood Actress

Sally Field was born in Burbank, California. Her mother was a Hollywood actress and her father was a general in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

She is Known For Her Role as Gwen Stacy in Spiderman 

Sally Field is known for her role as Gwen Stacy in Spiderman. This is the only time she has portrayed a comic book character and she was paid the same salary as the male lead.

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Her Parents Split Up When She Was young

Growing up, Sally Field had to deal with her parent’s divorce when she was only five years old. Her parents split up and she had to go live in a hotel without seeing either of them for six months. After a few weeks of living in the hotel, her mom finally came to get her and brought her back home.

Sally Field’s Career Has Spanned Over 60 Years

Sally Field was nominated for Academy Awards twice in her career; once in 1998 for her role in Sweet Bird of Youth and again in 1999 for Norma Rae. She is the only actor to have been nominated twice for the same performance.

In 1994, she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Pat Nixon in Nixon. Additionally, she won an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award later that year as well.

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