Betty Field





2/3/1913 , Boston, Mass



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Betty Field is an American movie actress and stage performer who was born on February 8, 1913 in Boston, Massachusetts. She realized her love for acting at a young age and went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1932. In 1933, she played in a summer stock production of "The First Mrs. Fraser," and later went to London to continue studying acting. She played in Howard Lindsay's "She Loves Me Not' on the London stage. She returned to the United States and made her Broadway debut in 1934 in "Page Miss Glory." She would play in several other Hollywood productions, such as "Three Men on a Horse" and "Room Service." She then went to Hollywood and starred in dozens of movies including "Of Mice and Men," "The Shepherd of the Hills" with John Wayne, "Flesh and Fantasy," "Kings Row," "Bus Stop," "Peyton Place" and "The Great Gatsby." She married playwright, Elmer Rice and would appear in several of his plays, such as "Dream Girl." After their divorce, Betty married Edwin J Lukas, but they would soon divorce as well. Betty's and her third husband Raymond Olivere remained married until their untimely death on September 13, 1973.