Sally Field was born Sally Margaret Field on the 6th of November, 1946, in Pasadena, California, USA. Her mother was an actress, and her stepfather was an actor and stuntman. She began in television on the 1960s sitcom Gidget, and after that, she landed her role as Sister Bertrille in The Flying Nun. She has since said that she would have preferred to continue portraying Gidget. During her time with The Flying Nun, she released an album in 1967. After appearing in so many sitcoms, Sally had troubles gaining recognition as a dramatic actress. She studied with Lee Strasberg, and then managed to gain the role of Sybil in the 1976 television film of the same name. She won an Emmy Award for that role. She went on to win an Academy Award in 1979 for her role in Norma Rae, and another in 1985 for Places in the Heart. Her acceptance speech has been the subject of much laughter, in particular the final line of: I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me! In 1986, Sally appeared on the cover of March Playboy, and she was an interview subject, but she did not appear nude or naked in any way. She has also appeared in Mrs Doubtfire, Forrest Gump, she had a recurring role on ER as Maggie, and that garnered her another Emmy award. She has also moved into directing, with The Christmas Tree, Beautiful, and From the Earth to the Moon. She now works on Brothers & Sisters. Initially the role went to Betty Buckley, but after the pilot she was recast. Sally won yet another Emmy for the role. She made an anti-wat speech in her acceptance, and Fox censored her. Sally said If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no goddamn wars in the first place. The producers cut her off at the start of the word goddamn.