Sally Field

Actress / Producer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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In her two-hour Archive interview, Sally Field discusses her early career in acting. She recalls starring in Gidget, The Flying Nun and Sybil. She also recounts her Emmy winning guest star role on ER and other roles on television and in film. Darby Maloney conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on March 22, 2004.

"So much of what's changed for women that my generation has done, the fights that we've been bloodied over, has changed a lot. I see so many young women coming in as actresses that don't know what the struggle was, and don't know how much better it is. When I first produced films, I wouldn't put my name on it, because it changed how people saw the film.... It's a real triumph that there are so many now who are behind the camera, who are writing, actresses who are taking their power and developing it. It didn't used to be that way."

Highlights
Sally Field on studying with Lee Strasberg
02:18
Sally Field on starring in The Flying Nun
17:44
Sally Field on starring in Gidget
19:30
Sally Field on her Emmy-winning starring role in Sybil
12:19
Sally Field on her Emmy-winning guest performance on ER
03:57
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On her early years; on her interest in acting
On beginning her professional career on Gidget
On her television work including a recurring role on Hey Landlord
On starring in The Flying Nun
On studying with Lee Strasberg

Chapter 2

On studying at the Actors' Studio; on starring in the feature film Stay Hungry; on starring in The Girl With Something Extra 
On her Emmy-winning starring role in Sybil
On starring in Smokey and the Bandit; on starting her own production company; on the feature film Soapdish
On her Emmy-winning guest performance on ER; on starring in the short-lived series The Court
On ageism in the business; on her then-current projects (2004); on her advice to aspiring actors; on how she would like to be remembered
Shows

Court, The

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Sally Field on starring in the short-lived series The Court and her disappointment in ABC's cancellation of the series
03:06

ER

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Sally Field on her Emmy-winning guest performance on ER
03:57

Flying Nun, The

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Sally Field on starring in The Flying Nun
17:44

Gidget

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Sally Field on starring in Gidget
19:30

Girl With Something Extra, The

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Sally Field on starring in The Girl With Something Extra
02:29

Hey Landlord!

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Sally Field on her recurring role on Hey Landlord
06:48

Sybil

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Sally Field on her Emmy-winning starring role in Sybil
12:19
People

Harry Ackerman

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Sally Field on starring in Gidget
17:44

Eddie Foy, III

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Sally Field on starring in Gidget
19:30

Don Porter

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Sally Field on starring in Gidget
19:30

Lee Strasberg

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Sally Field on studying with Lee Strasberg
02:18

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