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Betty Field

Highest Rated:   100% Kings Row (1942)
Lowest Rated:   38% The Great Gatsby (1949)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
94% Coogan's Bluff
  • Mrs. Ringerman
1968
No Score Yet How to Save a Marriage---and Ruin Your Life
  • Thelma
1968
No Score Yet 7 Women
  • Florrie Pether
1966
82% Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Stella Johnson
1962
47% Butterfield 8
  • Mrs. Fanny Thurber
1960
60% Peyton Place
  • Nellie Cross
1957
79% Bus Stop
  • Grace
1956
57% Picnic
  • Flo Owens
1955
38% The Great Gatsby
  • Daisy Buchanan
1949
91% 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

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