ADIOS SALLY FIELD The 5′ 3″ Sally Margaret Field is born on November 6, 1946 in Pasadena, CA. From 1965 – 1966 we enjoy Sally Field as Gidget. In 1994, she is in Forrest Gump. But we probably remember Sally Field best with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds reveals in Vanity Fair’s December issue that he is still enamored with ex-girlfriend Sally Field, calling her the love of his life. November 6, 2016 is Sally Field’s 70th birthday. After a 50 year acting career, Sally Field announces that she may retire.