Dorothy Fields

Active - 1933 - 1969  |   Born - Jul 15, 1905   |   Died - Jan 1, 1974   |   Genres - Musical, Comedy

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

For over 40 years, composer and lyricist Dorothy Fields penned scores of tunes for stage and screen. Her most frequent collaborator was Jimmy McHugh. In 1936, her song "The Way You Look Tonight" from Swing Time won her an Oscar. Fields sometimes wrote librettos with her older brother Herbert, a noted playwright and screenwriter. Some of their better-known collaborations include Mexican Hayride and Annie Get Your Gun. She is the daughter of popular comic Lew Fields, one half of Weber and Fields. Her other brother Joseph also wrote plays and screenplays.

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