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Born: November 6, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pasadena, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in California's San Fernando Valley
1965:
Made TV debut as the boy-struck, surfer girl Frances 'Gidget' Lawrence on the ABC series "Gidget"
1967:
Made feature film debut in the epic Western "The Way West"
1967:
Breakthrough TV role, playing Sister Bertrille on the ABC series "The Flying Nun"
1971:
Landed recurring role on the ABC Western comedy "Alias Smith and Jones"
1971:
Played a runaway hippie who returns to her parents' home in the ABC TV-movie "Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring"
1973:
Cast opposite John Davidson on the NBC sitcom "The Girl with Something Extra"
1975:
First lead role in a feature, playing Jeff Bridges' working-class girlfriend in "Stay Hungry"
1976:
Offered an award-winning performance in her first dramatic role, playing the title role of a young woman afflicted with multiple personality syndrome in the NBC TV-Movie "Sybil"
1977:
First of four films with Burt Reynolds, "Smokey and the Bandit"; earned a Golden Globe nomination; began off-screen romantic relationship with Reynolds
1979:
Delivered breakthrough film role, playing the titular Southern textile worker who organizes her fellow employees in "Norma Rae"
1981:
Formed production company Fogwood Films
1981:
Played a prostitute opposite Tommy Lee Jones in "Back Roads"
1981:
Played an inexperienced reporter opposite Paul Newman in "Absence of Malice"; earned a Golden Globe nomination
1982:
Co-starred with James Caan and Jeff Bridges in the comedy "Kiss Me Goodbye"; earned a Golden Globe nomination
1984:
Won second Academy Award for her starring role in Robert Benton's semi-autobiographical "Places in the Heart," playing a Texas woman struggling to save her farm
1985:
First film credit for Fogwood, "Murphy's Romance" (co-starring Field and James Garner); earned a Golden Globe nomination
1988:
First film with Tom Hanks, "Punchline"; played a housewife attempting to pursue a career as a standup comic
1989:
Played Julia Roberts' mother in Herbert Ross' film adaptation of the off-Broadway play "Steel Magnolias"; earned a Golden Globe nomination
1991:
First film as producer, "Dying Young" starring Julia Roberts and Campbell Scott
1991:
Starred in "Not Without My Daughter" as American citizen Betty Mahmoody, who escaped with her daughter from her husband in Iran; based on the book of the same title written by Mahmoody
1991:
Delivered a terrific turn as a diva-like soap opera actress in "Soapdish"
1993:
Played the wife of Robin Williams and the love interest of Pierce Brosnan in Chris Columbus's "Mrs. Doubtfire"
1994:
Portrayed the title character's mother in the Academy Award-winning film "Forrest Gump"; re-teamed with Tom Hanks
1995:
Returned to TV for the NBC miniseries "A Woman of Independent Means"; also produced; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries (as producer) and Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG nominations for Lead Actress
1996:
Directorial debut, the ABC TV-movie "The Christmas Tree"; also scripted and produced
1998:
Made a cameo appearance on the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown" as Secretary #91
1998:
Directed "The Original Wives Club" segment of the award-winning HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"; series executive produced by Tom Hanks
1999:
Portrayed a one-time housewife who is forced to work as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman (Judy Davis) in Showtime's "A Cooler Climate"; received an Emmy nomination
2000:
Feature directorial debut, "Beautiful" starring Minnie Driver
2000:
Landed recurring guest role on "ER" (NBC) as Dr. Abby Lockhart's (Maura Tierney) mother who is struggling to cope with bipolar disorder; returned to the role in 2003 and 2006; earned an Emmy nomination in 2003
2001:
Played supporting role as Heather Graham's mother in "Say It Isn't So"
2003:
Played a congresswoman opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde"
2006:
Cast as the mother of five adult children on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"; earned Golden Globe (2008, 2009), SAG (2008, 2009) and Emmy (2008, 2009) nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series
2006:
Played the sick mother of four in the bittersweet comedy "Two Weeks"
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series
2012:
Returned to film acting as Peter Parker¿s Aunt May in "The Amazing Spider-Man"
2012:
Portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

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