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#Muse40for40: Sally Field (1994)

We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!


#12: Sally Field

By Kristin Harris

Sally Field is an actor and director who has received two Academy Awards among many other accolades. She began her career in television in the series Gidget in the mid 60’s. Her greatest success came when she shifted to more serious roles in film, winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Norma Rae, union organizer.

In the 2000’s she returned to television and in 2001 fulfilled a personal dream by debuting on Broadway. As a director, Field is known for the television films, miniseries and a feature film. In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2019 received the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Kristin Harris

Kristin Harris Kristin Reiber Harris is a teaching-artist and animator telling stories that help families connect to the wonders of the natural world when we need it the most. Raised on an old farm in Northern Virginia, she loves to be outdoors, a trait her mother noted when she was just a toddler. Kristin has a unique perspective on finding nature all around us, something she proves every day now that she lives in Brooklyn. A devoted educator, she has worked with hundreds of students and her films have been screened all over the country. Follow Kristin’s work @anim8nature and KristinHarrisDesign.com

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