Sally Field Mourns the Loss of Hollywood Icon Burt Reynolds;Itemid=103 Sally Field Burt Reynolds

Actress Sally Field is mourning the death of her ex-boyfriend and co-star Burt Reynolds who died at a Jupiter, Florida on Thursday at the age of 82.

Field and Reynolds, first starred on-screen together in 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit. They would go on to star in three other films together and were also involved romantically for five years.

Sadly, Burt and Sally are no longer close and have not spoken in years.

The actress issue a statement to US Weekly about Reynolds in which she said,  ‘There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even 40 years later. My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy.’

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Sally Field Gossip News and Trivia

  • Good friends with Goldie Hawn and longtime friends with Pat Mitchell.
  • Auditioned for the role of Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967).
  • Daughter of actress Margaret Field. Ex-stepdaughter of actor Jock Mahoney.
  • Daughter of Richard Dryden Field (1914-1993), a US Army captain, and Margaret Field (1922-2011), a contract player with Paramount Pictures who starred in B movies. They were married from 1942 until 1950.
  • Paternal granddaughter of Fleet (1881-1948) and Jane (née Fox) Field (1882-1961). Both were born and raised in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Sally Field has four grandchildren; Isabel (b. 1998) and Sophie (b. 2001) via son Peter Craig, and Noah (b. 2006) and Colin (b. 2014) via son Eli Craig.
  • Was asked to play the lead role in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987).
  • Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s television series The Fall Guy (1981).
  • Protested alongside fellow actresses Jane Fonda, Christine Lahti, and playwright Eve Ensler urging the Mexican government to re-investigate the slaying of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez, on the Mexico-Texas border. [February 2004]
  • Graduate of Birmingham High School, Van Nuys, California, Class of 1964 with Michael Ovitz, who later became her agent. Field’s class voted her “Class Clown”. Another fellow student was Cindy Williams.
  • Her Oscar-winning performance as Norma Rae Webster in Norma Rae (1979) was ranked #15 on the American Film Institute’s heroes list in their compilation of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
  • Co-starred with Burt Reynolds in four films: Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The End (1978), Hooper (1978) and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980).
  • Turned down the lead role of Alice Hardy in Friday the 13th (1980).
  • Was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989.
    Half-sister of Princess O’Mahoney.
  • While filming the scene in Norma Rae (1979) where she is dragged out to the police car, she struggled and kicked so hard that she broke the rib of one of the men playing a police officer.
  • Her performance as Norma Rae Webster in Norma Rae (1979) is ranked #73 on Premiere Magazine’s 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • Has three films on the American Film Institute’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: Places in the Heart (1984) at #95, Forrest Gump (1994) at #37, and Norma Rae (1979) at #16.
  • In Punchline (1988), she plays Tom Hanks’ love interest. In Forrest Gump (1994), they play mother and son.
  • Has an older brother, Richard Dryden Field, a physicist.
  • Made two different appearances as a contestant on The Dating Game (1965).

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