Sally Field

by Elise from Eden Prairie

"Sally Field helping poor women find a voice." by:

Sally was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California. Her parents are actress Margaret Field and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Sally’s parents divorced in 1950 and her mother remarried stuntman Jock Mahoney. Her stepfather and mother had a daughter named Princess O’Mahoney. Sally also has a brother, Richard Field. You would wonder why Sally's parents would name their daughter PRINCESS O'Mahoney.

Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. Her Acting Career began in 1965. She landed the role of Frances Elizabeth in the TV show Gidget. It was canceled after one season because of the bad ratings. You probably have never heard of this TV show though.

She moved on and was in all of these other movies and TV shows. Like The Flying Nun, The Way West, Kirk Douglas, Maybe I’ll come home in the Spring, Marriage Year One, The Girl with Something Extra, Sybil, Burt Reynolds, Smokey and the Bandit, and Norma Rae. There are much more TV shows and movies she’s been in, but I can’t all of them. But she was in one very successful movie called Forest Gump in 1994, and which won six Academy Awards.

Sally has been married twice. First to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975. They had two sons together, Peter Craig and Eli Craig. Second marriage was a Film Producer Alan Greisman from 1984 to 1993. They had one son together, Samuel Greisman (born December 2, 1987). Right now in the year 2010 Sally is 64 years old.

You are probably wondering why I choose Sally Field as My hero. I am here to tell you. I chose Sally Field because she helped poor women find a voice. She made their lives better. She helped them and their families and became friends with them. Sally Field stood up for these women. She gave these women a new beginning. Sally Field is amazing.

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Last edited 6/18/2010 12:00:00 AM

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