No photo available. Represent Herbert Fields? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 479,408 this week

Herbert Fields (1897–1958)

Herbert Fields was born on July 26, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Annie Get Your Gun (1950), The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Du Barry Was a Lady (1943). He died on March 24, 1958 in New York City. See full bio »

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

On Amazon Video

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Herbert Fields's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For


Jump to: Writer | Actor
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (43 credits)
 1967 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Hands Across the Table (1956) ... (original screenplay)
 1956 MGM Parade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.24 (1956) ... (archive footage, uncredited)
 1955 Max Liebman Presents: Dearest Enemy (TV Movie) (book by)
 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (TV Movie) (book by)
 1955 Hit the Deck (based on: the musical play "Hit the Deck" by)
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Let's Face It (1954) ... (play)
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Panama Hattie (1954) ... (book)
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Hit the Deck (1950) ... (story)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (book for "Annie Get Your Gun")
 1949 Slightly French (story)
 1948 Mexican Hayride (based on the musical play by)
 1948 Up in Central Park (based on the musical play "Up in Central Park" by)
 1944 Something for the Boys (book by)
 1943 Let's Face It (play)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (play)
 1942 Panama Hattie (based on the play by)
 1941 Father Takes a Wife (screen play)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed (treatment - uncredited)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 Honolulu (original story and screen play)
 1938 Joy of Living (based on an original story by)
 1938 Fools for Scandal (screen play)
 1937 Hollywood Party (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast (screenplay)
 1935 Sweet Surrender (story)
 1935 Ship Cafe
 1935 Hands Across the Table (screen play)
 1935 The Virginia Judge (contributor to treatment)
 1935 Accent on Youth (adaptation)
 1935 People Will Talk (screenplay)
 1935 Mississippi (adapted by) / (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1934 Paree, Paree (Short) (book)
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht (story)
 1934 Hollywood Party (dialogue - uncredited)
 1933 Let's Fall in Love (story and screen play)
 1931 The Hot Heiress (story)
 1931 50 Million Frenchmen (based on the play by)
 1930 Leathernecking (play "Present Arms")
 1930 Melody Man (play)
 1929 Hit the Deck (story)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Hit the Deck. Musical comedy. Music by Vincent Youmans. Book by Herbert Fields. Lyrics by Clifford Grey and Leo Robin. Based on a play by Hubert Osborne. Musical Director: Paul Lannin. Music orchestrated by Paul Lannin and Stephen Jones. Choreographed by Seymour Felix. Directed by Lew Fields and Alexander Leftwich. Belasco ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Herbert Richard Lorenz


5' 10" (1.78 m)

Did You Know?


Worked as a dance director/choreographer on Broadway in the 1920's. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Herbert Fields on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page