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.
,li.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).
Is an alumna of the Lee Strasberg Institute, as are Harvey Keitel, Frank Miranda, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Mother-in-law of actress Sasha Craig.
In 1988, she survived the crash of her private airplane with no injuries. The plane lost power on take-off and skidded into some parked airplanes on the tarmac.
1966 Deb Star.
Both Sally and her mother, Margaret Field, have osteoporosis.
Her mother, Margaret Field, died on November 6, 2011, the day of Sally's 65th birthday.|