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May 23, 2023

35 Gorgeous Photos of Betty Field in the 1930s and ’40s

Born 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts, American actress Betty Field began her acting career in 1934 on the London stage in Howard Lindsay’s farce She Loves Me Not. Following its run, she returned to the United States, and appeared in several stage successes, then made her film debut in 1939.

Field’s role as Curly’s wife, Mae, the sole female character in Of Mice and Men (1939) established her as a dramatic actress. She starred opposite John Wayne in the 1941 movie The Shepherd of the Hills, and played a supporting, yet significant role as Cassandra Tower in Kings Row (1942).

Field made many guest appearances on series television including Route 66, The Untouchables, General Electric Theater, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, The Defenders and several others. She portrayed Mary Aldrich on the radio series The Aldrich Family. On radio, she also appeared on Old Gold Comedy Theater, Studio One and Suspense.

Field died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1973, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts, aged 57. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Betty Field in the 1930s and 1940s.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful,seen her in john Wayne movie as the fresh faced country girl,then days later noticed a gorgeous woman in Marilyn monroe movie Bus Stop and wondered who she was till the credits.Great collection of pictures




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