Betty Field

Betty Field (February 8, 1913 – September 13, 1973) American film and stage actress began her acting career on the London stage in Howard Lindsay’s farce, ‘She Loves Me Not’. Following its run she returned to the United States and appeared in several stage successes before making her film debut in 1939. Her role as Mae, the sole female character, in “Of Mice and Men” (1939) established her as a dramatic actress. Field starred opposite John Wayne in the 1941 film “The Shepherd of the Hills” and played supporting roles in “Kings Row” (1942). A life member of The Actors Studio, Field preferred performing on Broadway and appeared in Elmer Rice’s ‘Dream Girl’ and Jean Anouilh’s ‘The Waltz of the Toreadors’, but returned to Hollywood regularly, appearing in “Flesh and Fantasy” (1943), “The Southerner” (1945), “The Great Gatsby” (1949), “Picnic” (1955), “Bus Stop” (1956), “Peyton Place” (1957), “Butterfield 8” (1960) and “Birdman of Alcatraz” (1962). Her final film role was in “Coogan’s Bluff” in 1968. Betty Field also appeared on television.

Betty Field (1948 portrait)

Betty Field (1948 portrait)

Betty Field

Betty Field

Betty Field (1944 Portrait)

Betty Field (1944 Portrait)

Betty Field and Joel McCrea in "The Great Moment" (1944)

Betty Field and Joel McCrea in
“The Great Moment” (1944)

Betty Field and John Wayne in "The Shepherd of the Hills" (1941)

Betty Field and John Wayne in
“The Shepherd of the Hills” (1941)

Betty Field in "Of Mice and Men" (1938)

Betty Field in “Of Mice and Men” (1938)

Betty Field with Robert Cummings in "Flesh and Fantasy" (1943)

Betty Field with Robert Cummings in
“Flesh and Fantasy” (1943)

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