Betty Field

Actor
Actress Betty Field appeared in movies, television, and theater productions during a career that spanned three decades. Field began her acting career with a role in a London production of "She Loves Me Not." By the late ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Coogan's Bluff 1968 (Movie)

Mrs Ringerman (Actor)

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1967 (Movie)

Thelma (Actor)

Seven Women 1964 (Movie)

Florrie Pether (Actor)

Birdman of Alcatraz 1962 (Movie)

Stella Johnson (Actor)

Butterfield 8 1960 (Movie)

Mrs Fanny Thurber (Actor)

Ah, Wilderness! 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Hound Dog Man 1958 (Movie)

Cora McKinney (Actor)

Bus Stop 1956 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Picnic 1956 (Movie)

Flo Owens (Actor)

Tomorrow the World 1944 (Movie)

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The Great Moment 1943 (Movie)

Elizabeth Morton (Actor)

Kings Row 1940 (Movie)

Cassandra Tower (Actor)

The Shepherd of the Hills 1940 (Movie)

Sammy Lane (Actor)

Of Mice and Men 1938 (Movie)

Mae Jackson (Actor)

Blues in the Night (Movie)

Kay Grant (Actor)

Flesh and Fantasy (Movie)

Henrietta (Actor)

The Southerner (Movie)

Nona Tucker (Actor)

What a Life (Movie)

Barbara Pearson (Actor)

Biography

Actress Betty Field appeared in movies, television, and theater productions during a career that spanned three decades. Field began her acting career with a role in a London production of "She Loves Me Not." By the late 1930s, however, Field had returned to the U.S., and promptly launched her movie career. One of her first roles was in the classic 1939 film "Of Mice and Men" (playing the character Mae), and further movie appearances followed throughout the 1940s (including 1949's "The Great Gatsby"), before Field made the transition to television. Beginning in the 1950s (and for the remainder of her career), Field's main focus was television, with roles on such programs as "The Untouchables" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," although she did nab a Laurel Award nomination in 1958 for her work in the film "Peyton Place." After 1968, Field retired from acting altogether, and on September 13, 1973, she died in Hyannis, Massachusetts, from a stroke (at the age of 60).

Relationships

Elmer Rice

Husband
married 1942-56

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York, New York

Milestones

1939

Film acting debut in "What a Life!"

1934

Broadway acting debut

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