Sally Field says that the first Oscar victory was marred by a jealous boyfriend from the time Burt Reynolds

He refused to attend the ceremony with her.

When Sally Field won its first prize from the Academy in 1980, winning the Oscar for the best actress , it should have been a perfect evening. However, his boyfriend at the time, colleague actor Burt Reynolds , put a shock absorber on the celebrations by refusing to attend the ceremony with it.

Field, who won the Trophy for playing the organizer of the titular union in the 1979 drama Norma Rae , was rather accompanied by a friend, like the star now 77 years old detailed Dave Karger new book 50 nights from the Oscars . Reynolds, the famous mustache actor known for Issuance And The longest courtyard , remained petulant at home. It was the culmination of an apparently insufficient behavior scheme because Reynolds had been disdainful of the growing career of his partner to the Oscar. Read the rest to find out more about their relationship from top to bottom and what Field thinks of his snob now. AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB

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Field and Reynolds met Smokey and bandit .

Field and Reynolds started to leave with four years before the 52nd Oscars, having met on the set of Smokey and bandit In 1976. The 1977 film featured Reynolds like Bo "Bandit" Darville, a renowned bootlegger which was hired to transport 400 cases of Coors from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours while avoiding the police. Field plays Carrie, a fleeting bride who takes a tour with the bandit, the two finally get closer as they flee the sheriff of the county of avenger which was to be the stepfather of Carrie. In reality, Field and Reynolds also got closer and began to go out together during the shooting. The film was a huge success, becoming the Second most profitable film of the year after the original Star wars .

Field appeared in three films in the two years that followed Smokey and bandit , including two ( The end And Deer ) played Reynolds, at the time the largest star. Norma Rae represented a major career level for the field - the one that Reynolds would have felt. Field explains in 50 nights from the Oscars ,, via People , that he was "not happy" with his Buzz prices.

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Reynolds told Field not to take the trouble to attend the Cannes Film Festival.

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in 1978
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Norma Rae was created at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. As manager, Field had to attend the festival to help promote the film (and to be available if it was in the running for one of the prizes.) Reynolds, however, tried to dissuade her from making the trip to France.

"He didn't want me at all I was in Cannes," recalls Field 50 nights from the Oscars . "He said," You don't think you're going to win anything, right? ""

Field ended up going to Cannes , and she won a very prestigious prize, winning the prize for best actress that year. Despite (or, perhaps, because of Field's success, Reynolds was not more favorable when the Oscars arrived, she said.

Field attended the Oscars with a friend when Reynolds refused to be his appointment.

Sally Field holding her Oscar in 1980
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"When the Oscars came, he was really not a nice guy around me and was not going to accompany me," said Field about Reynolds 50 nights from the Oscars . It was one of his friends who intervened, accompanying him to the ceremony of the Dorothy Chandler pavilion in Los Angeles. David Steinberg , an actor known for more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson And who has since become a prolific director of television comedies, has offered to take the ground with his wife then Judy .

As the Forrest Gump Star explained it, she "did not know what to do" about her lack of appointments. "Then David said," Well, for the sakes of God, we will take you. "He and Judy made it a great celebration. They came to get me in a limousine and had champagne in the car. They made it very fun," recalls Field.

Costume designer Bob Mackie do Field dress for the evening , a white -free white dress with a transparent floral blanket. She did her own hair and makeup.

Without Reynolds present, Field won the Oscar for best actress that night, beating Jill Clayburgh ,, Jane Funda ,, Marsha Mason , And Midler beet . Four years later, she won the same price, bringing the best actress home to Places in the heart . (It was during this second Oscar victory when Field delivered his infamous "You love me" speech of acceptance .)

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Reynolds and Field did not speak for 30 years after their breakup.

Sally Field in 2023
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The Oscars were not the end of their relationship; Reynolds and Field initially separated later in 1980, then dated and disabled for the next two years before finally finishing things for good in 1982. His memories In pieces , Field revealed that she had not spoken to Reynolds for the last 30 years of her life. THE Boogie nights Star died of a heart attack at 82 years in 2018, by coincidence just before In pieces came out of.

Reynolds, wrote Field in his book, "was an extremely important part of my life but for a very short period of my life."

In an interview in 2022 with Variety ,, Field That their time together ended because Reynolds was "not someone [she] couldn't be there".

"It was simply not good for me in any way," said the actor. "And he had somehow invented in his redress of everything I was more important for him than he had thought, but I did not do it. He just wanted to have the thing he had Not. I just didn't want to deal with that. "

Reynolds, for his part, called Field " The love of his life "In 2015 Vanity Interview, adding: "I miss her terribly."

"I don't know why I was so stupid," he continued. "Men are like that, you know. You find the person perfect, and then you do everything you can to spoil it."

Reynolds expressed a similar feeling in his 2015 Memoirs But enough on me . Talk to Entertainment tonight , he also called Field "one of the most underestimated actresses" and The best with which he had ever worked . Who knows what could have been between the two thought of showing him this in 1980?

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