Dorothy Fields

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Allenhurst, New Jersey, USA
Dorothy Fields, daughter of vaudeville star Lew Fields (of Weber & Fields) started writing songs for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway in the 1920s, in spite of the fact, that her first Broadway show was a flop. From the 30s on she also worked for Hollywood with her partner, composer Jimmy McHugh. She won an Oscar for the song "The Way You Look Tonight" from Swing Time (1936), which she had written with Jerome Kern. She has at least one child, David Lahm. Read more...


Character: Dorothy Fields

Stage Door Canteen 1943