On November 6, 1946 Sally Field was born.
The American actress, producer, and director has had an extensive movie and film career that has earned her two Academy Awards for Best Actress, three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Best Female Performance Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, among many more recognitions. She attained stardom in the 60s by appearing in the television series “Gidget,” as well as “The Flying Nun.” Some of her most memorable films include 1979’s “Norma Rae,” 1989’s “Steel Magnolias,” 1993’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” alongside Robin Williams and voicing Sassy the cat in Disney’s “Homeward Bound,” 1994’s cult classic “Forrest Gump” alongside Tom Hanks, 1996’s “Eye for an Eye,” 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and 2012’s “Lincoln.”
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Norma Rae,” as well as in 1984’s “Places in the Heart.” It was during her acceptance speech for her performance in “Places in the Heart” did Field utter the now-famous words, “I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!” The words were meant to be a reference to her film “Norma Rae,” which many did not make the connection to, as a result, her speech has become a pop culture reference.
Sally Field winning an Academy Award for “Places in the Heart”:
Most recently, she received an Emmy Award for her guest-star role in “ER” (2000), an Emmy Award for her performance on the ABC series “Brothers & Sisters” (2007), and Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe win for her performance in “Lincoln” (2012), and in 2013, inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.