Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1953
DiedMarch 4, 1966, Beverly Hills, California, United States
FactSon of Lew Fields.

Joseph Fields was born on August 28, 1892 in New York City. His parents were both immigrants from Russia. His father was a tailor and his mother was a homemaker. He had four siblings. He attended public schools in New York City and then went on to study at the City College of New York.

After graduation, he worked as a journalist for a few years before moving into the field of advertising. He eventually became one of the most successful advertising executives in the country. In addition to his work in advertising, he also produced several Broadway plays, including “My Fair Lady” and “The Sound of Music. ” He was married three times and had four children.

He died on February 14, 1971 at the age of 78.

General Info

Full NameJoseph Fields
Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1953
DiedMarch 4, 1966, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Place Of BirthWoodbury, New Jersey, United States
Weight113 kg
ProfessionFilm producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Theatre Director


ParentsLew Fields
SiblingsDorothy Fields, Herbert Fields


NominationsMastercard Best New Musical, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical
MoviesGentlemen Prefer Blondes, Flower Drum Song, The Tunnel of Love, My Sister Eileen, Junior Miss, Happy Anniversary, The Girl from Mexico, Annie Oakley, Lost Honeymoon, Louisiana Purchase, Rich Man Poor Girl, The Walking Dead, Waterfront Lady, That Girl from Paris, Bride for Sale, Phantom Raiders, Ligh...

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1After 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.
2Served in World War I with the American Expedidionary Forces.
3Educated at New York University.
4In 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.".
5Older brother of Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields.
6Son of Lew Fields.



Angeklagter: Onkel Daniel1964TV Movie novel
Flower Drum Song1961book of stage play / screenplay
Happy Anniversary1959play "Anniversary Waltz"
Wonderful Town1958TV Movie book
The Tunnel of Love1958play / screenplay
The DuPont Show of the Month1957TV Series play - 1 episode
My Sister Eileen1955play "My Sister Eileen"
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes1953based on the musical comedy by
The Farmer Takes a Wife1953screenplay
Bride for Sale1949story
Man from Texas1948writer
Lost Honeymoon1947original screenplay
Junior Miss1946TV Movie play
A Night in Casablanca1946original screenplay
Junior Miss1945play
The Doughgirls1944play - as Joseph A. Fields
My Sister Eileen1942play / screenplay
Louisiana Purchase1941
Dulcy1940screen play - as Joseph A. Fields
Phantom Raiders1940screenplay construction contributor - uncredited
Two Girls on Broadway1940screen play
Mexican Spitfire1940story and screenplay - as Joseph A. Fields
Two Thoroughbreds1939screenplay / story
The Spellbinder1939screenplay - as Joseph A. Fields
The Girl and the Gambler1939screenplay - as Joseph A. Fields
The Girl from Mexico1939screenplay - as Joseph A. Fields
Rich Man, Poor Girl1938screen play - as Joseph A. Fields
Letter of Introduction1938contributing writer - uncredited
Fools for Scandal1938screen play
Reported Missing1937
When Love Is Young1937
That Girl from Paris1936adaptation - as Joseph A. Fields
The Gentleman from Louisiana1936
Grand Jury1936
Palm Springs1936
The Walking Dead1936story
Foolish Hearts1935Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Annie Oakley1935from a story by - as Joseph A.Fields
1,000 Dollars a Minute1935
Waterfront Lady1935additional dialogue
Night Life1935Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Drawing Rumors1935Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl1935Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Alibi Bye Bye1935Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Sock Me to Sleep1935Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Flying Down to Zero1935Short story
Wig-Wag1935Short as Joseph A. Fields
The Spirit of 19761935Short screenplay - as Joseph A. Fields
Lightning Strikes Twice1934as Joseph A. Fields
Everything's Ducky1934Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Unlucky Strike1934Short story
Contented Calves1934Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Wrong Direction1934Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
A Torch Tango1934Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Knee Deep in Music1933Short
Air Tonic1933Short story - as Joseph A. Fields
Flying Down to Rio1933contributing writer - uncredited
The Big Shot1931


Flower Drum Song1961in association with: A Ross Hunter Production
The Tunnel of Love1958producer
Man from Texas1948producer


Nominated Awards

1962WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American MusicalFlower Drum Song (1961)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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