Sunday 10 February Sally Field on a lifetime in Hollywood and dealing with personal and professional cruelty Oscar winner Sally Field's new memoir reveals she was abused by her step-father. She was 29, three years away from her first Oscar, for Norma Rae , but had been on the small screen since her teens. She had just starred in a four-hour TV drama called Sybil, about a young woman suffering from multiple-personality disorder; her film roles in Places In The Heart, Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias and Lincoln were way into the future. She was the mother of two young children, in the process of a divorce and living with a new partner. The movie was Smokey And The Bandit; Field's co-star Burt Reynolds who died last month , had just turned 40 and was soon to be the biggest box office draw on the planet. He asked her to join him for dinner.
Plot[ edit ] Sean Stein is a successful novelist , but after two divorces and a palimony suit,  he now believes women only have loved him for his money. At a charity ball where armed thieves order guests to strip, he is bound nude to Daisy Morgan, a commercial artist. Daisy is in a rather rocky relationship with Marty, a whiny, unstable lawyer who is afraid to make a commitment. Sean does not know she already has a well-off boyfriend, but he decides to play a little trick to win her. With the help of his lawyer, Jay Bass, he pretends to be a poor failure to see if Daisy will love him for himself. As their relationship develops, Sean ultimately decides to reveal his true self.