Katie turned super-fan for two of her all-time favorites! First, Oscar winning legend Sally Field opened up about her role in “Lincoln,” her most memorable career moments and that very long list of leading men. Then, the last great American voice, 17-time GRAMMY Award-winner Tony Bennett talked candidly about his epic career.
If you look up America’s Sweetheart in the dictionary, you’ll probably find a picture of Sally Field. She made a splash as the quintessential California Girl in the 1960s cult-classic TV Show Gidget, but her career really took off as The Flying Nun. With her girl-next-door looks and disarming charm, Sally Field quickly became one of Hollywood’s leading ladies. She has already won two Oscars for best actress, and at 66, she’s getting Oscar buzz again for bringing Mary Todd Lincoln to the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s new movie about our 16th president.
“There was only one person to play it, and it was me.” -Sally Field
— Amy Elliott (@AmyCElliott1) November 19, 2012
Since finding out her youngest son, Sam, is gay, Sally Field has become a vocal champion for gay rights, working passionately alongside her son and the Human Rights Campaign.
“I knew full well I had an important story to tell.” -Sally Field
From her role playing Burt Reynold’s sidekick in Smokey and the Bandit, to playing a working mom with the most loveable nanny in town in Mrs. Doubtfire, Sally Field is a true Hollywood icon. She’s also had the pleasure of working with some very handsome leading men. So what does she really think of Tom Hanks and who does she think is the greatest kisser of all time?
“Part of my heart is just his forever and ever and ever.” -Sally Field
@katieshow Love it that u knew all the words to “Gidget” theme song!
— Oknee Me (@OkneeMe) November 19, 2012
From one ageless legend to another – the incredible Tony Bennett. Did you know he was once told by a teacher that he sang like a crow? Well, after six decades in the business, 17 GRAMMY Awards and 50 million albums sold, we think that his teacher might have spoken a bit too soon. And at 86-years-old, with a new memoir, a new album called Viva Duets, and a velvet voice that still can fly us to the moon, Tony Bennett is a living legend.
“I’m blessed with good luck.” -Tony Bennett
Music is only one of Tony Bennett’s passions. He is also an incredible artist and a huge proponent of arts education through his organization Exploring the Arts.
“My family is telling me this is who I am.” -Tony Bennett
— Scott Flynn (@WSBscott) November 19, 2012