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Date of Birth 21 February 1895New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 3 March 1966Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJoseph Albert Fields

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Son of Lew Fields.
Older brother of Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields.
In 1953, won two Tony Awards with collaborator Jerome Chodorov for "Wonderful Town": as Best Authors (Musical) and for the book as part of the Best Musical win. He was also nominated in 1959 for his book with Oscar Hammerstein II as part of Best Musical nominee "Flower Drum Song.".
Educated at New York University.
Served in World War I with the American Expedidionary Forces.
After 1922, active as writer of magazine articles and contributor of material to revues. In Hollywood as a collaborative scriptwriter, under contract at RKO (1931-39), subsequently free-lance. Active on Broadway as writer of both comedic and dramatic original plays from 1938, as director from 1947.

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