Actress Sally Field attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center gala tribute to honor actor Tom Hanks on Monday, April 27, 2009 in New York. Fields' work on the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters" has earned her a 2009 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, her third nomination in the category for the show in as many years (she won the Emmy in 2007).
Sally Field arrives at the HBO's post-Emmy awards reception party, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 in West Hollywood, Calif. She was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the awards, but lost the category to Glenn Close for "Damages."
Actors Rob Lowe, Calista Flockhart and Sally Field from the show "Brothers & Sisters" attend the ABC Upfront presentation in New York on May 15, 2007. Field plays Nora Walker, the matriarch in the series. Her work on the show earned her a 2007 Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and two subsequent nominations in 2008 and 2009.
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Sally Field and her son Sam arrive at Premiere Magazine's 13th Annual "Women in Hollywood" Dinner on Sept. 20, 2006. She was honored with the Icon Award at the ceremony.
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Sally Field poses with the Viewers Choice Award for Little Screen/Big Screen Star backstage at the 2005 TV Land Awards. That year marked the 40th anniversary of "Gidget," her first on-screen role.
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Actors Glenn Close, Sally Field and Robert Redford attend the "Sundance Institute Honors 'Risk-Takers in the Arts'" 3rd Annual Gala in New York on April 22, 2004. Field took a big risk with the 1976 TV film "Sybil," which broke from her usual comedic fare with a dramatic portrayal of a young woman suffering from multiple personality disorder. Field won an Emmy for her performance.
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Sally Field and Reese Witherspoon arrive at the after-party for the premiere of "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" in Southampton, N.Y., on June 28, 2003. The film was one of Field's last high-profile big-screen projects.
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Sally Field, seen at the 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, accepts the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Dr. Abby Lockhart's mother in the NBC drama "ER."
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Sally Field celebrates winning the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 58th Annual Academy Awards. She won for her work in the 1984 film "Places in the Heart," and her acceptance speech included the misquoted but often-parodied phrase: "You like me, you really like me!"
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Sally Field appears with actor Don Porter, who played her father in the 1965 TV show "Gidget." The single-season show was her first TV role. She followed it with 1967's popular "The Flying Nun."