And in a new interview with Reynolds talked more about his feelings for the actress. I think she was one of the most underrated actresses, you know? “She was the best actress I ever worked with.” Reynolds met Field, 69, on the set of their film in 1977 and swiftly began dating.
They went on to star in four films together and dated for nearly five years before calling it quits.
Sally Field, the youngest of two children born to actress Margaret Field, grew up in show business.
After Sally's parents divorced, her mother married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney.
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In the 2000s, she returned to television with a recurring role on the NBC medical drama ER, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2001.
From 2006 to 2011, she portrayed the lead role of Nora Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007.
In his book, the actor, 72, revealed that he still misses Field, writing that one of his biggest regrets was not making their relationship work.
Growing up, Sam wanted desperately to just be like his older brothers – athletic, rambunctious and even a little bit macho.
Finally, at 20, long after he beat his brothers at tennis and computer games and knew as much as anyone about basketball, Sam was able to stand up proudly and say, “I am a gay man.” One of the great privileges of my life to have been allowed to be a part of Sam’s journey.
According to Reynolds, Anderson’s spendthrift ways contributed to their demise. “I really couldn’t afford her.” In fact, he told PEOPLE that marrying Anderson was a mistake.
“I should have known that you don’t marry an actress.” “That was a really dumb move on my part,” he added.