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Dorothy Fields

American librettist and lyricist (1904–1974) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Dorothy Fields (July 15, 1904[1] – March 28, 1974) was an American librettist and lyricist. She wrote over 400 songs for Broadway musicals and films. Her best-known pieces include "The Way You Look Tonight" (1936), "A Fine Romance" (1936), "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (1930), "Don't Blame Me" (1948), "Pick Yourself Up" (1936), "I'm in the Mood for Love" (1935), "You Couldn't Be Cuter" (1938) and "Big Spender" (1966). Throughout her career, she collaborated with various influential figures in the American musical theater, including Jerome Kern, Cy Coleman, Irving Berlin, and Jimmy McHugh. Along with Ann Ronell, Dana Suesse, Bernice Petkere, and Kay Swift, she was one of the first successful Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood female songwriters.

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Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields working with Arthur Schwartz on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1951)
Born(1904-07-15)July 15, 1904
DiedMarch 28, 1974(1974-03-28) (aged 69)
SpouseEli Lahm (married 1939)
ParentLew Fields
RelativesJoseph Fields (brother)
Herbert Fields (brother)
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