Actress Margaret O'Mahoney, mother of Sally Field, dies

Margaret-Mahoney

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Margaret O’Mahoney, a successful television actress and the mother of Sally Field, died of cancer on Sunday in Malibu, Calif. She was 89 years old.

She appeared in approximately 90 films and television shows between 1945 and 1973, including a starring role in The Man From Planet X (1951) with Robert Clarke. She married Richard Field in 1942 and had two children, Sally and Richard. She divorced from Field in 1950, married stuntman Jock Mahoney and had another daughter, Princess.

“The family grieves the loss of such an inspiring and loving woman but couldn’t be more thankful for the rich and wonderful times they got to enjoy with her,” her family wrote in a statement. “She truly did laugh all her laughter and cry all her tears and died knowing she will be loved eternally by those left behind.”

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