1950s and 1960s TV Actress, Mother of Oscar Winner, Dead at 89

Nov 9, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An actress who starred in television shows in the 1950s and 1960s and was the mother of a two-time Academy Award winner has died, reports The New York Times.

Margaret Field, who starred in some of the most-watched television shows of the time, was 89. She was the mother of famed TV and film actress Sally Field.

Margaret Field appeared in many TV shows, including "The Twilight Zone," "Perry Mason," "Bonanza" and "Yancy Derringer," which starred her then-husband, Jock Mahoney, the story notes. She also played the lead role in the 1951 sci-fi movie "The Man From Planet X," among a number of film appearances.

In 2008, she said she never sought to dissuade her daughter from acting, even though their family had its ups and downs, the story notes. "Twice we had all our things in our house repossessed," she said.

Sally Field became a star in the 1960s in TV shows “Gidget” and “The Flying Nun” and went on to win two Oscars and three Emmy Awards.


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