Who was Dorothy Fields?
Dorothy Fields (1904-1974) was one of the great Broadway lyricists, who wrote popular songs for revues, films and shows for nearly 50 years.She wrote well over 400 songs.
The hallmarks of her work are a touching simplicity of expression and a gift for matching the rhythms of colloquial speech to music.
Her best-known standards include :
I Can't Give You Anything But Love " Don't Blame Me
On The Sunny Side Of The Street " A Fine Romance
I'm In The Mood For Love " The Way You Look Tonight
Big Spender " If My Friends Could See Me Now
In August 2010 a new biography by Charlotte Greenspan was published. See my review at the top of the Sources page.
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