Sally Field

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  • Sally: If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no goddamn wars in the first place!

  • Sally Field: (about today's young stars) I can't even imagine the pressure these young people are under. I thought it was rough juggling a high-profile career with raising a family, but now you look at someone like Britney Spears and think, "Wow, we had it easy." When I started out, there were a few fan magazines, but there was no Entertainment Tonight, and certainly not the 24-hour media force that the Internet has become. Entire industries have been created to make money on Britney Spears, and that's grisly. I can't imagine what it's like for her children to be caught up in that gossip.

  • Sally Field: Whoever the next President of our country is, man or woman, it needs to be a mother. I don't think mothers are only female. I think mothering is a quality, a character trait. Mothering is about responsibility. There are plenty of men who are great, great mothers. People who care more about their children and their children's children than about getting money in their pocket are great mothers. That's how you protect your people. That's how you move into the future.

  • Sally Field: Motherhood is given the brush-off in our society. "Oh, I'm just a mom," you hear women say. Just a mom??? Please! Being a mom is everything. It's mentorship, it's inspirational, and it's our hope for the future.

  • Sally Field: The big issue in Gidget was my bellybutton. I could never show it. All the other girls bounced around in skimpy bikinis. Gidget's bathing suit always had to cover her bellybutton. Gidget was only half a person-- all fantasy and no kissing. It was a reflection of the destructive morality of the 50s and 60s, which is when I was brought up. Everybody thought that men were out to get you-- especially if you showed your bellybutton. And men, in turn, thought they had to get you. When young people get married thinking like that --and so many did-- it has to mean trouble.

  • Sally: (on the return of Brothers & Sisters after the WGA Strike) It feels great to be back. Great for me, great for the industry, great for the country and just generally great.

  • Sally Field (on why she took the role of Nora Walker on "Brothers and Sisters"): I loved what they wanted to do: they wanted to look at this big American family with a very strong father figure, a real patriarchal family, but that over time became a matriarchal family, where the women were the strong voices.

  • Sally Field (on filming movies while also working on "Brothers and Sisters"): You know, the truth of the matter is, we have so much little time off. I feel like: "Please God, don't let anything come my way!" We worked last year 10 months straight... I think television right now is exploring more relationships and people things than film is. I don't really have a desire to stand there and not be acting.

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  • In 2001, Sally won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series playing Maggie Wyczenski on ER.

  • 1985, Sally won an another Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role playing Edna Spalding on Places in the Heart.

  • In 1980, Sally won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role playing Norma on Norma Rae.

  • In 1977, Sally won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special playing Sybil Dorsett on Sybil.

  • Sally used to earn $500 for every episode of Gidget.

  • Sally has an older brother, Richard Dryden Field, who is a physicist by profession

  • In 1988, she and her family survived a crash of their charter plane which lost power on takeoff.

  • Sally has appeared on the cover pages of the following magazines: Quick & Simple AARP: The Magazine My Generation Playboy PLaygirl TV Guide Ladies' Home Journal

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