Betty Field

Betty Field

Highest Rated: 100% 7 Women (1966)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)

Birthday: Feb 8, 1913

Birthplace: Not Available

Betty Field was a versatile character and lead actress said to have never repeated a characterization. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before appearing professionally in summer stock in 1933. The following year, Field made her Broadway debut and soon became a popular ingenue in George Abbott's comedies of the late '30s. She made her premiere feature-film appearance in What a Life (1939), reprising her role in a Broadway play of the same name. With her provocative performance in Of Mice and Men (1940), she established herself as a significant actress. Throughout the '40s, Field alternated between Broadway plays and Hollywood films. On screen she tended to play neurotic, hard-bitten women. After only making one film around 1950, Field did not return to steady film work until after 1956, when she became a character actress frequently cast as unkempt but well-meaning mothers. One of her three marriages was to playwright Elmer Rice, who wrote several plays as vehicles for her. Betty Field died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1973.

Highest Rated Movies



94% Coogan's Bluff Mrs. Ringerman 1968
No Score Yet How to Save a Marriage---and Ruin Your Life Thelma 1968
100% 7 Women Florrie Pether 1966
86% Birdman of Alcatraz Stella Johnson 1962
47% Butterfield 8 Mrs. Fanny Thurber 1960
65% Peyton Place Nellie Cross 1957
79% Bus Stop Grace 1956
50% Picnic Flo Owens 1955
33% The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan 1949
92% The Southerner Nona Tucker 1945
No Score Yet Tomorrow the World! Leona Richards 1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy Henrietta 1943
100% Kings Row Cassandra Tower 1942
No Score Yet Blues in the Night Kay Grant 1941
No Score Yet The Shepherd of the Hills Sammy Lane 1941
100% Of Mice and Men Mae 1939
83% The Great Moment Elizabeth Morton 1921


No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Jenny 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Helen 1960


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