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Pick Yourself UpDorothy Fields and the American Musical$
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Charlotte Greenspan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111101

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.001.0001

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Marriage and the Start of a Career

Marriage and the Start of a Career

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(p.33) 4 Marriage and the Start of a Career
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Pick Yourself Up
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Charlotte Greenspan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0004

This chapter focuses on Dorothy's post-high school years. After completing her studies at the Benjamin School for Girls and staying on awhile as an instructor in drama, she had various workaday jobs that seem an ill fit for her talents. For a while, she worked as a lab technician, an occupation that seems so uncharacteristic of her. At age twenty, Dorothy married Dr. Jack Wiener, a surgeon on the staff of Montefiore Hospital. In 1927, Dorothy eventually began collaborating with James McHugh, a partnership that would last almost a decade and would produce some of their most famous songs.

Keywords:   Benjamin School, marriage, women songwriters, James McHugh, drama

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