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Betty Field, American actress. Recipient New York Critic’s award for best performance on Broadway stage, 1946.


Field, Betty was born on February 8, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of George Baldwin and Katherine Frances (Lynch) Field.


Student, American Academy Dramatic Art.


; children—John Alden, Judith, Paul. Married second, Edwin J. Lukas, 1957 married 3d, Raymond L. Olivere, March 22, 1966. Made first acting appearance on London stage in, She Loves Me Not, 1935.

1st New York appearance, Page Miss Glory, 1934. Appearances include: Three Men on A Horse, 1935. The Voice of the Turtle, 1944.

Dream Girl, 1945; The Rat Race, 1949. Not For Children, 1951. The Four Poster, 1952.

Festival Ladies of Corridor. The Sea Gull, 1953-1954, 56. Waltz of the Toreadors, Touch of Poet, Loss of Roses, 1959.

The Birthday Party, Landscape, 1970. All Over, 1971; appeared Actor’s Studio Revival Strange Interlude. Nat. tour The Little Foxes, The Price.

Appeared in numerous films including Seventeen, The Great Gatsby, Tomorrow the World, What a Life. Picnic, 1955; Bus Stop, 1956. Butterfield 8, 1960, Birdman of Alcatraz, Seven Women, Of Mice and Men, King’s Row, Blues in the Night, Shepherd in the Hills, Band of Gold, How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, Are Husbands Necessary?, Coogan’s Bluff.

Television appearances Doctor Kildare, Ben Casey, Route 66, Naked City, Perry.


Married Elmer Rice, January 12, 1942 (divorced 1956).; married second, Edwin J. Lukas, 1957 married. Children: John Alden, Judith, Paul.

George Baldwin Field

Katherine Frances (Lynch) Field

Elmer Rice

Edwin J. Lukas

John Alden Field

Judith Field

Paul Field