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Sally Field honored at Van Nuys alma mater

November 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Actress Sally Field was honored at her alma mater, Birmingham High School in Van Nuys Friday.The "Gidget" star who now appears on the ABC show, "Brothers and Sisters" graduated from the school in 1964. She was thrilled to return to her roots and witness the official unveiling of the Sally Field Performing Arts Center.

Field told the students that joining the school's theater department was a turning point in her life and she encouraged them to utilize, learn from and enjoy the new stage.

The school is now called Birmingham Community Charter High School.