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Betty Field

Betty Field (February 8, 1913 - September 13, 1973) was a American actress. Field was born in Boston, Massachusetts and began her acting career on the London stage in She Loves Me. She returned to the United States and appeared in several stage successes, before making her film debut in 1939.

Her role as Mae in Of Mice and Men (1939) established her as a dramatic actress, and she played supporting roles in films such as Kings Row (1942). She preferred performing on Broadway but returned to Hollywood regularly, appearing in The Great Gatsby (1949), Picnic (1955), Bus Stop (1956), Peyton Place (1957), Butterfield 8 (1960 and The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). Her final film role was in Coogan's Bluff in 1968.

She died from a cerebral haemorrhage in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Betty Field Facts

BirthdayFebruary 8, 1913
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of deathSeptember 13, 1973 (age 60)

Selected Filmography

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