Margaret Field AKA Maggie Mahoney
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 Field|
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 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 1950. On January 21, 1952, in Tijuana, Mexico, Field married actor Jock Mahoney, thereafter billed in her acting work as "Maggie Mahoney." She and Mahoney had a daughter, Princess.
Margaret Field and Jock Mahoney divorced in June 1968. When her elder daughter Sally turned 22, Margaret virtually ended her acting career to focus on her family.
- Yukon Manhunt (1951)
- The Dakota Kid (1951)
- The Man from Planet X (1951)
- A Modern Marriage (1951)
- Venture of Faith (1951)
- Captive Women (1952)
- For Men Only (1952)
- The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
- The Walter Winchell File "Where is Lewis Melk?" - Louise Melk (1957)
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- 1940 United States Federal Census
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