May 10, 1922
|Died||November 6, 2011 (aged 89)|
Malibu, California, U.S.
|Other names||Maggie Mahoney|
|Alma mater||Pasadena Junior College|
(m. 1942; div. 1950)
(m. 1952; div. 1968)
|Children||3; including Sally|
Margaret Field (née Morlan; May 10, 1922 – November 6, 2011) was an American film actress usually billed as Maggie Mahoney. The mother of actress Sally Field, she was best known for her work in two science-fiction films, The Man from Planet X (1951) and Captive Women (1952).
Field was discovered at the Pasadena Playhouse by talent scout Milton Lewis for Paramount Pictures. Following a successful screen test, she was offered an 18-month contract. She then attended Pasadena Junior College, studying voice training and acting, while acting in films.
She appeared, often more than once, in television series, among which were two roles as defendants on the CBS drama series Perry Mason. In 1959, she played title character Eva Martell in "The Case of the Borrowed Brunette". In 1960, she played Linda Osborne in "The Case of the Nine Dolls". Other television appearances included a 1950 episode of The Lone Ranger entitled "Greed for Gold", Wagon Train, Bonanza, The Virginian, The Range Rider, Yancy Derringer, To Rome With Love, Lawman, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, and the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "The New Exhibit", among many others. She also appeared in the science-fiction films Captive Women and The Man from Planet X. In February 1956, Field co-starred with her husband Jock Mahoney in the Death Valley Days episode "Swamper Ike".
In 1942, Field married Richard Dryden Field, an Army officer, and had two children by him: television and cinema actress Sally Field and physicist Richard Field. The Fields divorced in 1951.
On January 21, 1952, Field married actor Jock Mahoney in Tijuana, Mexico, thereafter billed in her acting work as "Maggie Mahoney." Together they had a daughter, Princess. Field and Mahoney divorced in June 1968.
When her elder daughter Sally turned 22, Field virtually ended her acting career to focus on her family.
|1946||Our Hearts Were Growing Up||Lowell Schoolgirl||Uncredited|
|1947||Ladies' Man||Girl at Cocktail Table||Uncredited|
|1947||The Imperfect Lady||Chorus Girl||Uncredited|
|1947||Blaze of Noon||Nurse||Uncredited|
|1947||Welcome Stranger||Photo of Cousin Hattie||Uncredited|
|1947||The Perils of Pauline||Juliet in Show||Uncredited|
|1948||The Big Clock||Second Secretary|
|1948||Night Has a Thousand Eyes||Agnes||Uncredited|
|1948||Isn't It Romantic?||Burly Gent's Second Girl||Uncredited|
|1949||My Friend Irma||Alice|
|1949||Samson and Delilah||Temple Spectator||Uncredited|
|1950||Paid in Full||Mother of Betsy||Uncredited|
|1950||It's a Small World||Janie at Age 16|
|1950||A Modern Marriage||Evelyn Brown|
|1950||The Du Pont Story||Housewife||Uncredited|
|1951||The Man from Planet X||Enid Elliot|
|1951||The Dakota Kid||Mary Lewis|
|1951||Take Care of My Little Girl||Party Guest||Uncredited|
|1951||Yukon Manhunt||Polly Kaufman|
|1951||Chain of Circumstance||Dell Dawson|
|1951||The Valparaiso Story|
|1951||Venture of Faith|
|1952||For Men Only||Julie Brice|
|1952||The Story of Will Rogers||Sally Rogers|
|1952||The Raiders||Mary Morrell|
|1953||So This Is Love||Edna Wallace|
|1956||Inside Detroit||Barbara Linden|
|1956||Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado||Nita Riordan|
|1957||The Walter Winchell File||Louise Melk||Episode: "Where Is Louise Milk?"|
|1957||Slim Carter||Hat Check Girl|
|1960||Desire in the Dust||Maude Wilson|
|1953||Death Valley Days||Laurie||Season 1, Episode 12, "Swamper Ike"|
|1963||Twilight Zone||"The New Exhibit"|
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- 1940 United States Federal Census
- Parla, Paul; Mitchell, Charles P. (2000). Screen sirens scream!: interviews with 20 actresses from science fiction, horror, film noir, and mystery movies, 1930s to 1960s. McFarland. pp. 95–101. ISBN 0-7864-0701-8.
- Freese, Gene (2013). Jock Mahoney: The Life and Films of a Hollywood Stuntman. McFarland. p. 62. ISBN 9780786476893. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
- "There were satisfactory performances by Jock Mahoney and Margaret Field. The 20-Mule Team Borax commercials were fairly good." Morse, Leon (February 18, 1956). "Death Valley Days (TV film)". Billboard , Inc. p. 13, Col. 2.
- "Information: Field Family".
- Margaret Field, Actress and Mother of Sally Field, Dies at 89