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Also Known As: Died: December 23, 1968
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Birth Place: Wimbledon, England, GB Profession: director, teacher, writer

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Mary Field was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1926, she began her career in educational film production. Early on in her acting career, Field landed roles in various films, including "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937), "White Banners" (1938) with Claude Rains and "Cowboy From Brooklyn" (1938). She also appeared in the drama "Dancing Co-ed" (1939) with Lana Turner, the Robert Livingston western "The Trail Blazers" (1940) and the historical drama "The Howards of Virginia" (1940) with Cary Grant. She kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in the thriller "Ministry of Fear" (1944) with Ray Milland, the action picture "A Lady Takes a Chance" (1944) with Jean Arthur and the dramatic adaptation "Frenchman's Creek" (1944) with Joan Fontaine. She also appeared in "The Unseen" (1945) with Joel McCrea. Toward the end of her career, she continued to act in "Up in Central Park" (1948) with Deanna Durbin, the comedic fantasy "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" (1948) with William Powell and the Dan Dailey dramatic adaptation "Chicken Every Sunday" (1949). She also appeared in the Raymond Walburn comedy "Henry, the Rainmaker" (1949) and the Raymond Walburn comedy "Father...

Mary Field was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1926, she began her career in educational film production. Early on in her acting career, Field landed roles in various films, including "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937), "White Banners" (1938) with Claude Rains and "Cowboy From Brooklyn" (1938). She also appeared in the drama "Dancing Co-ed" (1939) with Lana Turner, the Robert Livingston western "The Trail Blazers" (1940) and the historical drama "The Howards of Virginia" (1940) with Cary Grant. She kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in the thriller "Ministry of Fear" (1944) with Ray Milland, the action picture "A Lady Takes a Chance" (1944) with Jean Arthur and the dramatic adaptation "Frenchman's Creek" (1944) with Joan Fontaine. She also appeared in "The Unseen" (1945) with Joel McCrea. Toward the end of her career, she continued to act in "Up in Central Park" (1948) with Deanna Durbin, the comedic fantasy "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" (1948) with William Powell and the Dan Dailey dramatic adaptation "Chicken Every Sunday" (1949). She also appeared in the Raymond Walburn comedy "Henry, the Rainmaker" (1949) and the Raymond Walburn comedy "Father Makes Good" (1950). Field was most recently credited in "Time to Choose: A PBS/NPR Voter's Guide" (PBS, 2000-01). Field passed away in December 1968 at the age of 59.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) Ma Karrington
2.
 The Missouri Traveler (1958) Nelda Hamilton
3.
 Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) Mrs. Curtis
4.
 The Three Faces of Eve (1957) Miss Effie
5.
 The Toy Tiger (1956) Miss Elsie
6.
 The Price of Fear (1956) Ruth McNab
7.
 To Hell and Back (1955) Mrs. Murphy
8.
 Lucy Gallant (1955) Irma Wilson
9.
 The Private War of Major Benson (1955) Sister Mary Theresa
10.
 Four Guns to the Border (1954) Mrs. Pritchard
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1926:
Began her career in educational film production
1934:
First feature film as co-director "Strictly Business"

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