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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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Pick Yourself Up
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Charlotte Greenspan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0019

This chapter focuses on the later life and career of Dorothy Fields. Dorothy's last three musicals were separated by long intermissions. There were seven years between Redhead and Sweet Charity and another seven years between Sweet Charity and Seesaw, her final musical, written in collaboration with Cy Coleman. Dorothy died unexpectedly on March 28, 1974. The New York Times listed heart attack as the cause of death.

Keywords:   Dorothy Fields, women songwriters, Seesaw, heart attack

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