Sally Fields gets emotional about Robin Williams absence as she wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Robin Williams’s death took a lot of celebrities by surprise. The entire entertainment fraternity was shocked by the news. Even now, eight years after his passing, he is still remembered and missed.

He is especially missed and remembered by those who worked closely with him. So when Sally Fields who starred alongside Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire won an incredible award, it was only natural for her to voice what she felt was missing…


For almost three decades at this point the Screen Actors Guild Awards have recognized actors for exceptional performances in film and primetime television. While she attended the award ceremony at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 26, 2023, Sally Fields’ thoughts were with Robin Williams.

76-year-old Sally Fields co-starred with Williams in their 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire. Fields played the role of Miranda, a mother of three who has recently seperated from her husband Daniel. Williams’ plays the role of her husband as well as that of Mrs. Doubtfire, an unorthodox nanny who helps the family heal with her distinct style.


Williams passed away in 2014 at the age of 63 years old. His passing shocked millions of people around the world. But it really had an effect on Sally Fields, who still mourns his loss. She brought up the actor in her acceptance speech even on Sunday evening, years after his passing.


Loss can hit you at the most unexpected times and make itself felt when you least expect it. Fields noted, “What you think about immediately is Robin. There isn’t a moment of it that’s not filled with my love and joy at being in his presence.”

She spoke for everyone and said how they “all miss him.” The actress further lamented “He should be growing old like me, for God’s sakes. I hate it that he isn’t here.” Field said, “Robin was Robin. He was everything he seemed to be: a generous, loving, sweet, geniusly talented man.”

The SAG award for Life Achievement Award honors is given to an actor who has “outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession.” This year the award was given to Sally Fields. She was presented the award by Andrew Garfield, who she co-starred with in the Amazing Spiderman series as Aunt May in 2012 and 2014. 


Fields accepted the award graciously and outlined how her career has taken her to places she never expected… She said she “never knew what I would say or do” when she was just starting out.

But the actress noted, “Easy is overrated. She added, “I’ve flown on wires and surfed in the ocean, rode on horses on wagon trains and fast cars. I’ve had multiple personalities, worked at a textile mill, picked cotton … I’ve been Mrs. Doubtfire’s employer, Forrest Gump’s mother, Lincoln’s wife and Spider-Man’s aunt. “I’ve done scenes wearing 50 lbs. of period dresses, been fully clothed, semi-clothed and totally naked.”

And she added a thanks to those who are in the industry with her saying, “There is not a day that I don’t feel quietly thrilled to call myself an actor. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this great honor, from you, the people I most wanted respect from in my life. Actors.”

This is such a wonderful reminder of how even if we are gone, we are never really forgotten. Everyone misses Robin Williams even today.

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