How old was sally field in gidget?

Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an actress from the United States. She has received numerous honours and nominations.

Field's television career began with roles in the comedies Gidget, The Flying Nun (1967-1970), and The Girl with Something Extra.

She received critical acclaim in 1976 for her performance in the television film Sybil, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award.

The show launched the career of Sally Field, an 18-year-old who beat out 75 other teenage girls for the title role.

While playing Mrs. Gump, actress Sally Field was made to look anywhere from her mid-thirties to her mid-seventies.

In reality, Field was 48 years old at the time, just ten years older than her alleged son Tom Hanks.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the surf classic 'Gidget,' which remains the 'absolute ultimate'. Kathy Zuckerman

Field landed her "big break" role at the age of 18, but in an unusual manner.