One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybi... Full description
One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
viii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Sally Margaret Field was born on November 6, 1946 in California. She is an actress and director who has been recognized for her work with two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She began her career on television starring in roles such as The Flying Nun and Gidget. Her career took a turn when she portrayed a woman with multiple personality disorder in the miniseries 'Sybil" for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. Her film career took off in the 1970's when she starred in movies such as "Stay Hungry", "Smokey and the Bandit", and "Hooper". She had continued success in the 1980's when she starred in the film Norma Rae and won an Academy Award for Best Actress.
She continued working in television in the 2000's with a role on the NBC drama ER which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. As a director, Field is known for the television film The Christmas Tree, an episode of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, as well as the feature film Beautiful. In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her memoir In Pieces was released in 2018 and immediately made the bestseller list.