Sally Field was born on 6th November 1946 in Pasadena, California, to parents Richard Dryden Field (father), an army officer, and Margaret Field (mother), an actress.
In 1950, Field’s parents divorced, and her mother married an American actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney. The 73-year-old star revealed she was sexually abused by her step-father during her childhood in a memoir in 2018.
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Sally went to Portola Middle School, followed by Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she served as a cheerleader. During her teenage years, her classmates included philanthropist Michael Ovitz, financier Michael Milken, and actress Cindy Williams.
Sally Field’s Married Life – Who is her Husband? How Many Children Does She Share?
Sally Field was married twice in her life while she had several relationships in between. Let’s have a look at each of them.
Steven Craig (m. 1968- 1975)
Sally Field, with her first husband, Steven Craig.
Sally Field tied the knot with her first husband, Steven Craig, in 1968. The couple remained married for seven years until they opted to divorce in 1975.
During their marriage, the pair welcomed two sons. The eldest is a novelist named Peter Craig, born on 10th November 1969, while the younger offspring is an actor and director named Eli Craig, born on 25th May 1972.
Field’s got three grandchildren via her son Peter Craig; granddaughters Isabel Craig & Sophie Craig, and grandson Ogden Craig.
Burt Reynolds (1970s)
Sally Field and Burt Reynolds were in a relationship during the 70s.
Source: Vanity Fair
Sally Field’s most high profile relationship was with American actor and director Burt Reynolds. The couple dated for several years in the late 1970s, upon meeting for the first time on the set of Smokey and Bandit (1977). At the time, they also starred in several movies, Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The End (1978), Hopper (1978), and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980).
Meanwhile, Reynolds proposed to Sally on several occasions, but she was reluctant to start a family with him. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Field claimed her partner was controlling, something she was not fond of.
[Burt] was confusing and complicated, and not without loving and caring, but really complicated and hurtful to me.
The actress added,
By the time we met, the weight of his stardom had become a way for Burt to control everyone around him, and from the moment I walked through the door, it was a way to control me. We were a perfect match of flaws.
Sally Field and Burt Reynolds broke up in 1981. When Reynolds passed away on 6th September 2018, Field was one of the first celebrities to express the condolences.
Alan Greisman (1984-1994)
Sally Field and Alan Greisman got married in 1984.
Source: Newcastle Herald
Sally Field married her second husband, Alan Greisman, in 1984. The couple welcomed a son named Sam Griesman in 1987. The couple, however, wasn’t made for the long haul as they divorced after ten years of married life in 1993.
Meanwhile, the actress also dated Gidget co-star Pete Duel, Monkees lead singer Davy Jones (1968), and Kevin Kline (1982).
Sally Field claims to be open to dating
Sally Field is currently single.
The veteran actress is yet to publicly welcome a new man into her life ever since her divorce from her second husband, Alan Greisman.
Speaking to People in 2016, Sally said:
I’m open to [dating], but I’m such a hermit. Unless they came to the door selling Bibles …
The actress admitted,
If I knew anyone I wanted to be with, I would hope I would have the gumption to bang on his door. I just don’t know who that is. I am totally fulfilled. That doesn’t mean I would [rule] anything out, but I wouldn’t dress up and go roaming the streets looking for it.
Field joked her three children, Peter Craig, Eli Craig, and Samuel Greisman, are hell-bent on ensuring she remains single. “As a matter of fact, my sons were always the ones standing at the door saying, ‘She’s not here!’”
Stars as Janice on AMC’s Dispatches from Elsewhere (2020)
Dispatches from Elsewhere is an American anthology drama starring HIMYM star Jason Segel, who also happens to be the creator of the show. Interestingly, this is Segel’s first role on TV since the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother.
Dispatches from Elsewhere, which will feature elements across multiple platforms, is about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. They will come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined.
Sally Field plays the role of Janice for all ten episodes on AMC’s Dispatches from Elsewhere. The rest of the main cast includes Jason Segel as Peter, Andre Benjamin as Fredwynn, Eve Lindley as Simone, Cecilia Balagot as Clara, Richard E. Grant as Octavio Coleman.
Meanwhile, Tara Lynne Barr portrays the recurring character of Young Janice.
Sally Field as Janice in the AMC drama ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere.’
The filming for the AMC drama started in early 2019 in Philadelphia. A year later, Dispatches from Elsewhere premiered on 1st March 2020.
Sally Field Death Rumors – What’s the Real Truth?
Sally Field was the subject of a death hoax.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Just to be absolutely clear, Sally Field is NOT dead. She is alive and well. For some weird reason, fans began speculating the actress died after the rumor was put online. While her mother did pass away a few years back due to cancer, Sally is still safe and sound.
Remarkably, some fans think she died in the 90s, while others believe she bit the dust after the turn of the century. Celebrity death hoax is a common occurrence ever since the internet became mainstream. Not so long ago, Celine Dion was claimed to have died in a plane crash.
As of March 2020, we’d like to confirm neither Celine Dion nor Sally Field is dead. It’s just some inconsiderate pricks on the internet fueling the false rumors.
What is Sally Field’s Net Worth?
Sally Field’s net worth is estimated to be $57 million.
Sally Field’s initial acting credits included American sitcoms, Gidget (1965-66), The Flying Nun (1967-70), and The Girl with Something Extra (1973-74). A couple of years later, the actress received appreciation for her performance in the television film Sybil (1976), receiving the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Moving on to the big screens, the actress made her debut as an extra in the sci-fi satirical comedy Moon Pilot (1962). Subsequently, her movie career took off in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, most notably in the drama films Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), as well as the iconic magical realism comedy film Forrest Gump (1994) alongside Tom Hanks.
In the 2000s, Field made a return to television with a recurring role as Maggie Wyczenski (2000-2006) in an American medical drama ER, appearing for 12 episodes. Impressively, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2001.
Watch: Sally Field winning an Oscar® for “Places in the Heart”
From 2006 to 2011, the actress played the character of Nora Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, winning a Primetime Emmy for her performance. One of her notable roles in the 2010s is the portrayal of Aunt May in the superhero film The Amazing Spiderman (2012) and its sequel The Amazing Spiderman (2014). Interestingly, the former movie is her highest-grossing film.
Besides her acting credits, Sally served as a director in the television film The Christmas Tree (1996), and the comedy-drama film Beautiful (2000).
Field received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. Five years later, she landed the Kennedy Center Honors in 2019.
Sally Field’s net worth is estimated at $57 million.