Robert Fields

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Robert Fields
Born (1938-07-09) 9 July 1938 (age 80)

Robert Samuel Fields[2] (born 9 July 1938)[3] is an actor who has appeared frequently on film and television. A life member of The Actors Studio,[4] Fields is perhaps best known for his role as Daniel in the 1987 drama film Anna.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Fields was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fields of Brookline, Massachusetts. His father was a restaurateur.[2]

Fields graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.[2]


Fields appeared with Steve McQueen in the 1958 science fiction horror film, The Blob (1958), playing Tony Gressette.[6] It was Fields' film debut.[7] He later provided commentary in 2000, when the film was released on DVD by The Criterion Collection.[8][9]

He played Joel in the 1969 film, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969).[10][11]

Fields portrayed the character Will in the 1970 film, Cover Me Babe.[12]

Fields also co-starred with Sally Kirkland in Anna (1987).[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

One of his final performances to date was as Jay Smiley in The Souler Opposite (1998).[20]

Personal life[edit]

On June 26, 1983, Fields married Betty-Jane Robbins, then a marketing director for trade books at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in San Diego, at the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Their wedding was performed by Rabbi H. Leonard Poller.[2]

Fields was also friends with The Blob (1958) co-star Steve McQueen.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Robert Fields
  2. ^ a b c d "Robert Fields, Actor, Marries Miss Robbins". The New York Times. 27 June 1983.
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  4. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
  5. ^ a b Robert Fields biography at The New York Times
  6. ^ "Nominate Your Favorite Monster Movies". NPR. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  7. ^ "The Blob: Notes". Turner Classic Movies.
  8. ^ King, Susan. "'The Honeymooners' now available on DVD". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. ^ King, Susan (30 November 2000). "Return of 'Big Momma'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. ^ Canby, Vincent (11 December 1969). "They Shoot Horses Don't They (1969)". New York Times. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  11. ^ "They Shoot Horses, Don't They". Turner Classic Movies.
  12. ^ Munden, Kenneth White (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 2. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520209701.
  13. ^ Guerin, Ann; Richman, Alan (4 April 1988). "Even Stretching It, Oscar Nominee Sally Kirkland Is No Girl Next Door". People. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  14. ^ Benson, Sheila (13 November 1987). "MOVIE REVIEW : All About 'Anna' and Irreconcilable Pangs of Exile". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  15. ^ Kempley, Rita (26 February 1988). "'Anna' (PG-13)". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  16. ^ Maslin, Janet (2 October 1987). "Anna (1987) : Film Festival; 'Anna,' on Stardom Of Czechs". New York Times. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  17. ^ Uricchio, Marylynn (6 May 1988). "Kirkland transcends 'Anna's' limited budget". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  18. ^ Kehr, Dave (22 January 1988). "Appealing `Anna` Showcases Top-notch Performances". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  19. ^ Kehr, Dave (22 January 1988). "Appealing `Anna` Showcases Top-notch Performances". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  20. ^ Monush, Barry; Willis, John (2000). Screen World 1999. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781557834119.

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