We like her, we reeeeeeeaaaallly like her. From Gidget to Norma Rae to Mary Todd Lincoln, Sally Field’s acting career has been one for the ages.
Hard to believe, but the actress who has been a star as long as Cher and Barbra Streisand turns 72 today.
She’s had an astounding career that started out cute and perky on Gidget and The Flying Nun before she won her first Emmy for Sybil. Then had a Burt Reynolds phase (Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper,The End) before winning best actress Oscars for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart and earning another Oscar nod in recent years for Lincoln.
Along the way there have been two more Emmys for ER and Brothers & Sisters, respectively, and memorable roles in such films as Steel Magnolias, Soapdish, Murphy’s Romance, Punchline, Forrest Gump , the Spider-Man franchise during the Andrew Garfield years and 2016′s terrific My Name is Doris..
As if I didn’t already love her enough for her acting, Sally has shown us what a terrific mom she is. The youngest of her three sons, Sam Greisman, came out publicly as gay and Sally has been an excellent example of how a parent can handle this.
‘It’s important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son,’ Sally told Oprah Winfrey in 2015. ‘There are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don’t embrace their children as they struggle. Those children are struggling to embrace who they are, who nature — what nature intended them to be.’
Let’s celebrate sensational Sally with some of her great scenes:
This handsome guy is pro footballer Edin Dzeko who plays as a forward for Italian club Roma.
Edin also plays for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team for which he is captain.
Prior to joining Roma, Edin played for Manchester City, but he made a name for himself while playing for German club Wolfsburg. He has played 83 times for his country and scored 49 goals since 2007, becoming the highest Bosnian and Herzegovinian goalscorer of all time on September 7, 2012.
Edin is multilingual, speaking four languages fluently: Bosnian, Czech, German and English.
This Tom Daley video with husband Dustin Lance Black is just so sweet that I had to share it.
Tom posted it over the weekend with this comment: “I feel so incredibly lucky to have both Lance and Robbie in my life. Every day I wake up and feel so much love and happiness! I know that’s a little soppy, but it’s true. Very thankful.”
Tennis has a new star – and boy is he good lookin!
Russia’s Karen Khachanov defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to win his first Masters 1000 title at the Paris Masters.
The 22-year-old beat Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes to end the Serb’s 22-match unbeaten run.
“It means the world to me,” said world number 18 Khachanov will rise to world number 11 on Monday. “It’s one of the biggest titles in my career so far. I couldn’t be happier to end the season like this, to win against Novak Djokovic, the number one in the world.”
Before General Hospital’s Luke and Laura became the most celebrated couple in soap opera history, Laura (Genie Francis) had been married to Scotty Baldwin who was played by the adorable Kin Shriner.
Sure Luke (Tony Geary) was more exciting, but Scotty was a sweetheart and the actor who played him was an early crush of mine.
Looking back at some of these photos from the early 80s, I think it’s easy to see why!
Kin, who is now 64, appeared as Scotty off and on from 1977 through today and also played the role on the spinoff soap Port Charles.
His twin brother is Will Shriner, also an actor.
General Hospital is his most famous role but not his only one. He left the show for a while to join the cast of the NBC soap Texas and during other breaks from the show he was a regular on The Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns and a short-lived soap called Rituals.
He also played Harrison Bartlett on The Young and the Restless in 2004 and later returned to the show to fill in for Ted Shackleford as Jeffrey Bardwell.