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Name  Herbert Fields
Role  Librettist

Parents  Lew Fields
Nephews  David Lahm
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Born  July 26, 1897New York City, New York
Occupation  Screenwriter, librettist
Relatives  Dorothy Fields (sister) Joseph Fields (brother)
Died  March 24, 1958, New York City, New York, United States
Siblings  Dorothy Fields, Joseph Fields
Movies  Annie Get Your Gun, The Wizard of Oz, Du Barry Was a Lady, Hit the Deck, Love Before Breakfast
Similar People  Dorothy Fields, Lew Fields, Buddy DeSylva, Lorenz Hart, Irving Brecher

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Herbert Fields (July 26, 1897 – March 24, 1958) was an American librettist and screenwriter.


Born in New York City, Fields began his career as an actor, then graduated to choreography and stage direction before turning to writing. From 1925 until his death, he contributed to the libretti of many Broadway musicals. He wrote the book for most of the Rodgers and Hart musicals of the 1930s and later collaborated with his sister Dorothy on several musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun, Something for the Boys, Up in Central Park, and Arms and the Girl. He won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Musical for Redhead.

Fields wrote the screenplays for a string of mostly B-movies, including Let's Fall in Love (1933), Hands Across the Table (1935), Love Before Breakfast (1936), Fools for Scandal (1938), Honolulu (1939), and Father Takes a Wife (1941). He was also one of several writers who worked on The Wizard of Oz, although he did not receive a screen credit for his contribution

Fields was the son of Lew Fields and brother of Dorothy and Joseph Fields.

Additional theatre credits

  • Dearest Enemy (1925)
  • The Girl Friend (1926)
  • Peggy-Ann (1926)
  • Hit the Deck (1927)
  • A Connecticut Yankee (1927)
  • Present Arms (1928)
  • Fifty Million Frenchmen (1929)
  • The New Yorkers (1930)
  • America's Sweetheart (1931)
  • Pardon My English (1933)
  • Du Barry Was a Lady (1939)
  • Panama Hattie (1940)
  • Let's Face It! (1941)
  • Something for the Boys (1943)
  • Mexican Hayride (1944)
  • Up in Central Park (1945)
  • Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
  • Arms and the Girl (1950)
  • By the Beautiful Sea (1954)
  • References

    Herbert Fields Wikipedia