Sally Field

Sally Field

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1946-11-06 (74 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Pasadena, California, USA

64 Movies · 37 TV shows

Biography

Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for a Tony Award, and two British Academy Film Awards.Field began her professional career on television, starring in the comedies Gidget (1965–1966), The Flying Nun (1967–1970), and The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974). In 1976, she garnered critical acclaim for her performance in the television film Sybil, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Her film debut was as an extra in Moon Pilot (1962); her movie career escalated during the 1970s with starring roles in films including Stay Hungry (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Heroes (1977), The End (1978), and Hooper (1978). Her career further expanded during the 1980s, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress twice for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), and she appeared in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Absence of Malice (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), Steel Magnolias (1989), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and Forrest Gump (1994).In the 2000s, Field returned to television with a recurring role on the NBC medical drama ER, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and the following year made her stage debut with Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?. From 2006 to 2011, she portrayed Nora Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. She starred as Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln (2012), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she portrayed Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel, with the first being her highest-grossing release. In 2015, she portrayed the title character in Hello, My Name Is Doris, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. In 2017, she returned to the stage after an absence of 15 years with the revival of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.As a director, Field is known for the television film The Christmas Tree (1996), an episode of the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and the feature film Beautiful (2000). In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2019 received the Kennedy Center Honors.

Personal Life

Field was married to Steven Craig from 1968 to 1975, though they separated in 1973. The couple had two sons: Peter Craig (born 1969), a novelist; and Eli Craig (born 1972), an actor and director.From 1976 to 1980, Field had a relationship with Burt Reynolds, during which time they co-starred in four films: Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II, The End, and Hooper. Following their 1980 breakup, Field and Reynolds continued to date on and off before splitting permanently in 1982.Field married her second husband, Alan Greisman, in 1984. Together, they had one son, Sam, in 1987. Field and Greisman divorced in 1994.On October 29, 1988, at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Colorado, Field and three members of her family were in a private plane owned by media mogul Merv Griffin when it lost power and aborted takeoff, slamming into parked aircraft. They all survived with minor injuries.

Early Life

Sally Field was born in Pasadena, California, to Margaret Field (née Morlan; an actress) and Richard Dryden Field. Her father served in the Army during World War II. Following her parents' divorce in 1950, her mother married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney. Field alleged in her 2018 memoir that she was sexually abused by Mahoney during her childhood. Through her maternal grandmother, Field is a descendant of Mayflower passenger and colonial governor William Bradford, her tenth great-grandfather.As a teen, Field attended Portola Middle School and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader. Her classmates included financier Michael Milken, actress Cindy Williams, and talent agent Michael Ovitz.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Dispatches from Elsewhere

Dispatches from Elsewhere

7.2
2020
A group of ordinary people who stumbled onto a puzzle hidden behind a veil of everyday life came to discover that the mystery was much deeper than they had thought.
Love Letters

Love Letters

2020
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and...

2019.

1 Movie
National Theatre Live: All My Sons

National Theatre Live: All My Sons

2019
America in 1947. Joe and Kate Keller are a success story despite some hard choices. They have built a home and established a business. Their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their elde...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Maniac

Maniac

6.5
2018
Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will solve all of their problems permanently. Things don't go as planned.

2017.

2 Movies
Spielberg

Spielberg

2017
Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential film directors of all time.
Little Evil

Little Evil

6
2017
Gary, who just married the woman of his dreams, discovered that his six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

2016.

1 TV show
TV
Chelsea

Chelsea

2016
It's not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She likes ideas, people and places in her unique style.

2015.

1 Movie
Hello, My Name Is Doris

Hello, My Name Is Doris

2015
A sixty-something woman is inspired by a self-help seminar to date a younger co-worker.

2014.

1 Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

6.27
2014
Life is busy for Peter. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with Gwen, high school graduation cannot come soon enough. Peter cannot keep a promise he made to Gwen's father ...

2012.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Lincoln

Lincoln

5.2
2012
The story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery in a divided nation. The fate ...
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn

Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn

2012
A documentary on the making of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.
The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

6.6
2012
Peter was abandoned by his parents as a boy and left to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers...
TV
Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots

2012
Henry Louis Gates was the son of Gates. He was a scholar at Harvard. People can look in the branches of their family trees. Professor Gates utilizes a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper tra...

2011.

1 Movie
The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art

2011
Artists who stay true to their vision are executed. Savitsky is inspired by their plight. He pretends to buy state-approved art but instead rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artist's works and creates a...

2008.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

6.03
2008
Before she gave up her fins for love, follow her adventures. She spent time with her mother when she wasn't singing. After King Triton outlaws all singing, he is devastated when his daughter is kidnap...
TV
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

6
2008
There is a comedy series on the internet called Between Two Ferns withZach Galifianakis. As the title suggests, the set for the show resembles a low-budget amateur production. He has an awkward demean...

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo

The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo

2007
Cinematographer John A. Alonzo was one of the driving creative forces in the resurgence of expressionistic American movies of the late 1960s and '70s. Director Axel Schill's documentary explores Alonz...

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Two Weeks

Two Weeks

2006
Four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina to say goodbye. They were trapped together for two weeks.
TV
Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

2006
The Walker family deals with struggles and successes.

2004.

1 TV show
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

5.28
2003
After being fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. She pushes for a bill to ban testing once and for all, but it's her building's doorman...
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.

2002.

1 TV show
TV
The Court

The Court

2002
The Court is an American legal drama television series that aired from March 26 until April 9, 2002.

2001.

3 Movies
The Story Behind "Absence of Malice"

The Story Behind "Absence of Malice"

2001
A wonderfully entertaining series of interviews with Pollack, Newman, Field and Luedtke about the film, its development, its themes and the experience of making it.
Say It Isn't So

Say It Isn't So

2001
A boy falls in love with a girl and then loses her. When he learns that he's the victim of the ultimate case of mistaken identity, the lovesick young man must race across the country to stop her from ...
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

2001
After the death of his father and a second wedding of his mother, David Copperfield suffers from his tyrannical stepfather. Murdstone was a person. The mother dies after the death of another child. Mu...

2000.

2 Movies
Beautiful

Beautiful

2000
Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to ...
Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is

6
2000
Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee Transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside, and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-...

1999.

1 Movie
A Cooler Climate

A Cooler Climate

4
1999
A wealthy woman named Paula hires a woman who is broke after her divorce. When Paula and her husband are separated, there is an unlikely friendship between the women.

1998.

2 TV shows
TV
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies

1998
The first 100 years of American cinema were celebrated by the American Film Institute.
TV
From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon

3.5
1998
The United States' space program began in 1961.

1997.

2 TV shows
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
TV
King of the Hill

King of the Hill

6.33
1997
The life of Hank Hill, a propane salesman in Texas, is chronicled in an animated series. Hank has conservative views about God, family, and country, but his values and ethics are often challenged by t...

1996.

4 Movies
Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

8
1996
When a court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the man who raped and murdered Karen's daughter, she takes justice into her own hands.
The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree

1996
A story about a friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener, Richard Reilly, who want to fell a tree that Sister Anthony has been growing for d...
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

1996
A documentary reflecting on women in film and the entertainment industry through the ages was hosted by some of its most beloved female icons.
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

1996
When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, they have to navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. The road is bl...

1995.

1 Movie
A Woman of Independent Means

A Woman of Independent Means

1995
After marrying her childhood sweetheart in the early 20th century, Bess starts a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. She expects things to work out. She had to keep going after her husband died...

1994.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

1994
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! was a 1994 TV special that aired on ABC to celebrate Sesame Street's 25th anniversary. It was originally broadcast on May 18, 1994. The...
A Century of Cinema

A Century of Cinema

1994
The first 100 years of the movies were looked at.
TV
Intimate Portrait

Intimate Portrait

1994
Intimate Portrait is a biographical television series on the Lifetime Television cable network focusing on different celebrities, which includes interviews with each subject. Among the people profile...
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

7.11
1994
A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and has been present at historic events far exceeding what anyone thought he could do. He has achieved a lot, but his true love is not wit...
TV
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

1994
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

7.4
1994
Robert Zemeckis' 1994 Oscar-winning film, 'Forrest Gump', has a look behind the scenes.

1993.

2 Movies
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

4.77
1993
The remake of the popular Disney classic features some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America in the quest to be reconciled with their owners.
Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

6.53
1993
Daniel Hillard, estranged from his spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. Daniel gets a job as an English nanny when he learns his ex needs one. He becomes the ...

1992.

2 TV shows
TV
The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show

1992
The character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid host of a late night talk show, was created by Shandling. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Art...
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...

1991.

4 Movies
Dying Young

Dying Young

1991
Hilary O'Neil was betrayed by her boyfriend and is looking for a new job. She starts working as a private nurse for a young man. They know their love can't last because he is destined to die.
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

1991
Sally Field looked at the life and career of Barbara Stanwyck.
Soapdish

Soapdish

6
1991
Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant produce...
Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter

1991
An American woman is trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband and must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.

1989.

1 Movie
Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

4.75
1989
The drama is about a beauty shop in Louisana owned by Truvy and the tragedies of her clients.

1988.

2 Movies
Punchline

Punchline

6.13
1988
Lilah has always believed that she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up. Steven tries to help Lilah develop her stage act when the two meet. Lilah improved despite the ...
James Stewart's Wonderful Life

James Stewart's Wonderful Life

1988
Documentary about James Stewart's long career as an actor and positive personal life.

1987.

1 Movie
Surrender

Surrender

1987
A wealthy writer who has had terrible experiences with money-hungry girlfriends pretends to be a broke, washed-up novelist to see if the woman he loves wants him for himself or just for his money.

1986.

1 Movie
Barbra Streisand: One Voice

Barbra Streisand: One Voice

1986
Barbra Streisand's first official live performance since 1972 took place on September 6, 1986 as a protest against Reagan-era nuclear arms proliferation in the late Cold War.

1985.

1 Movie
Murphy's Romance

Murphy's Romance

1985
Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the druggist in town. Things are going well until her ex husband shows up. ...

1984.

2 Movies
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish

1984
A tribute to actress Lillian Gish, a pioneer in American cinema whose long and distinguished career began in the early silent era.
Places in the Heart

Places in the Heart

6
1984
In 1930s Texas, a widow and her family fight to save their home by harvesting cotton.

1982.

1 Movie
Kiss Me Goodbye

Kiss Me Goodbye

1982
Not until three years after the death of her husband, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée. When her old memories haunt her, and her new mate's ghost doesn't app...

1981.

3 Movies
Back Roads

Back Roads

6
1981
As they make their way through the rural South, prostitution and drifter are bound together, doing what they have to do to survive.
All the Way Home

All the Way Home

1981
Tennessee had to raise their children alone in 1915 because of the loss of her husband.
Absence of Malice

Absence of Malice

4
1981
Megan Carter is a reporter who was tricked into reporting an untrue story about Michael Gallagher. He has an alibi for the time his crime was committed. Carter is forced to face up to her responsibili...

1980.

1 Movie
Smokey and the Bandit II

Smokey and the Bandit II

5.34
1980
An animal is going to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is following him.

1979.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Norma Rae

Norma Rae

6
1979
A textile worker in the south is working in a factory with intolerable working conditions. She wants to be the key associate to the labor union organizing person. They are trying to unionize her facto...
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

1979
The ship got flipped over by a wave after "The Poseidon Adventure", and now it's drifting in the sea. While the passengers are waiting to be rescued, two rival parties enter the ship to look for money...

1978.

3 Movies
Hooper

Hooper

6
1978
Sonny Hooper, one of the top stunt men in his field, knows that he needs to leave the industry before he ends up permanently disabled due to the stress on his spine and the need to pop pain killers mu...
The End

The End

1978
There is only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decided to take matters into his own hands and enlisted the assistance of a delusional menta...
Mickey's 50

Mickey's 50

1978
"Mickey's 50" is a 90-minute special that aired on The Wonderful World of Disney on November 19, 1978. The special was made to commemorate the 50th birthday of Mickey Mouse and highlights many moments...

1977.

2 Movies
Heroes

Heroes

1977
A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what happened to the other men in his unit.
Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

5.19
1977
A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in less than 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.

1976.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Sybil

Sybil

1976
A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Stay Hungry

Stay Hungry

1976
A dishonest businessman asks a rich man to help him buy a gym that will be demolished for a development project. Craig wants out of the deal after spending time with two people. The property negotiati...
Bridger

Bridger

1976
The story of famous frontiersman Jim Bridger, who was given 40 days to cut a trail through the Rockies to the California coast, and was told if he couldn't do it, the territory would be lost to Englan...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...

1974.

1 Movie
Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

1974
An ailing man calls his daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.

1973.

1 TV show
TV
The Girl with Something Extra

The Girl with Something Extra

1973
A woman's ability to read minds disrupts her marriage.

1971.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Marriage: Year One

Marriage: Year One

1971
A medical student married a millionaire's daughter and insists they live on his money.
Hitched

Hitched

1971
The adventures of a newly married teenage couple in the Old West.
TV
Alias Smith and Jones

Alias Smith and Jones

1971
Alias Smith and Jones was an American Western series that aired on ABC from 1971 to 1973. Pete Duel and Ben Murphy play cousins who are trying to reform. The governor wants to keep the pact under wrap...
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring

1971
Dennie came back from the Hippies to her family. She must face their disapproval. They don't want to comprehend. She has to deal with an ex-lover and a sister who is following in her footsteps, wantin...
Mongo's Back in Town

Mongo's Back in Town

1971
A gang boss hires a killer.
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...

1970.

1 TV show
TV
Night Gallery

Night Gallery

1970
An anthology of fantasy, horror and sci-fi stories was narrated by Rod Serling. The stories are connected by a chilling work of art.

1968.

2 TV shows
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The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

1968
The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett.
TV
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

5
1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians ...

1967.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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The Flying Nun

The Flying Nun

4.67
1967
Young Sister Bertrille is able to help others even if they don't want it. Her means are often criticized by Mother Superior. The other sisters have to deal with Sister's antics as she flies in and out...
The Way West

The Way West

1967
Senator William J was in the 19th century. Tadlock leads a group of settlers on an overland journey to start a new settlement. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on...

1966.

3 TV shows
TV
Hey, Landlord

Hey, Landlord

1966
Hey, Landlord is an American sitcom appearing on NBC during the 1966- 1967. It was notable for its casting director, Fred Roos, who later became a producer. The Committee in San Francisco were cast in...
TV
Occasional Wife

Occasional Wife

1966
Occasional Wife is an American sitcom
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Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares

1966
Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show, in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The "board" for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupie...

1965.

1 TV show
TV
Gidget

Gidget

6
1965
Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy- crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence. Sally Field plays Gidget and Don Porter plays Russell Lawrence. The first season...

1953.

1 TV show
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The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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A Cooler Climate

A Cooler Climate

A Cooler Climate is an original movie. August 22, 1999 is when it was first aired. It is based on a book. Sally Field and Judy Davis were both nominated for their performance in the film during the 6t...
Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert

The story of Michael and Kit's relationship took a tragic turn when Kit was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
TV
Untitled Lakers Project

Untitled Lakers Project

The Los Angeles Lakers became the most successful basketball team in the 1980's.
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