Sally Field recently turned 76 – try not to smile when you see her today…

Sally Field is an Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress who has appeared in films such as “Forrest Gump,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Lincoln,” and “Steel Magnolias.” The 76-year-old actress began her career in 1965 with the title role in “Gidget.” She has since appeared in a number of TV shows, movies, and Broadway productions.

In her 2018 memoir “In Pieces,” she discusses her stepfather’s sexual abuse as well as her struggles with depression, self-doubt, and loneliness. Sally Field was born on November 6, 1946, in Pasadena, California. Her father, Richard Dryden Field, was a salesman, and her mother, Margaret Field (née Morlan), was an actress. Her mother married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney after her parents divorced.

Sally has a brother named Richard Field, as well as a half-sister named Princess O’Mahoney. In “Gidget,” she played Frances Elizabeth ‘Gidget’ Lawrence for the first time. However, due to low ratings, the show was canceled after one season. She then went on to star in three seasons of “The Flying Nun.” She reportedly despised working on the show and was suffering from depression at the time. “…

I just had to put my head down, go to work, and do the best job I could,” she explained. “And that’s when you realize there’s a reason you’re eating so much but trying to hide it. You’re attempting to conceal your depression. But at the time, I didn’t have the skills to recognize what was happening to me…or to see what my dreams were.” In 1967, she made her film debut in “The Way West.”

Then, in 1977, she co-starred in the box office smash “Smokey and the Bandit” with her boyfriend at the time, Burt Reynolds. She won her first Academy Award for her performance in “Norma Rae” in 1979. Her second Academy Award came in 1984 for “Places in the Heart.” She won six Academy Awards for her performance as the mother in the 1994 film “Forrest Gump.”

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