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Sally Margaret Field
November 6, 1946
Field got her start on television as the boy-crazy surfer girl in the sitcom Gidget (1965–66).The show was not an initial success and was canceled after a single season. However, summer reruns garnered respectable ratings and ABC had a belated success. Industry practice at the time did not allow for canceled shows to be resurrected, so the network scrambled to find a new starring vehicle for Field.
In an interview included on the Season One DVD release, Field said that she thoroughly enjoyed Gidget, but hated The Flying Nun, because she was not treated with respect by the show's directors.Field was then typecast and finding respectable roles was difficult.
Field landed the title role in the 1976 TV film Sybil, based on the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber. Her dramatic portrayal of a young woman afflicted with Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) not only earned her an Emmy Award (in 1977) but enabled her to break through the typecasting of her sitcom work.
In 1977 she costarred with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed in that year's #2 highest-grossing film, Smokey and the Bandit.
On October 29, 1988, Field and her family survived a crash after their charter plane lost power on takeoff. They all survived with minor injuries.
Her Oscar-winning performance as Norma Rae Webster in Norma Rae (1979) was ranked #15 on the American Film Institute's heroes list in their compilation of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
In 1985, Sally won another Oscar for her perfomance in the the film Places of The Heart where she portayed a widow who with her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 5, 2014.
In 2012 Field's widely praised portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln brought her Best Supporting Actress nominations for the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild awards.
Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit II
Absence of Malice
Places in the Heart
Eye For An Eye
October 8, 1949
Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Manhattan, New York City.
She has English, Scottish, and Ulster-Scots ancestry, including roots in New England.
Sigourney was reportedly 5′ 10½″ tall by the age of 14, although she only grew another inch during her teens to her adult height of 5′ 11½″.
Weaver appeared as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's blockbuster 1979 film Alien, in a role initially designated to co-star Veronica Cartwright, until a late change in casting.
Changed her name after reading "The Great Gatsby"
She is one of the elite eleven thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies.
she is one of the few actresses to have been nominated for an Oscar for a performance in a horror movie.
Her character, Ellen Ripley, from "Alien" inspired the "Metroid" video game heroine, Samus Aran.
1986 Best Actress in a Leading Role
1989 Best Actress in a Leading Role
Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
1989 Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1986 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
1989 Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
1998 Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Ice Storm
2000 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
A Map of the World
2010 Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Prayers for Bobby
2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Ice Storm
Death and the Maiden
Gorillas in the Mist
The Year of Living Dangerously