One of four commemorative stamps honoring songwriters — Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen, and Johnny Mercer — featured in the 1996 American Music Series: Songwriters issue.
Dorothy Fields (1904-1974) is one of the most talented female composers of the twentieth century. Fields had a remarkable career and worked on many of America’s most famous musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun. Throughout her career, Fields won many awards including an Academy Award in 1936 for her original song, “The Way you Look Tonight.” Fields also won a Tony in 1959 for best musical for her work on Red Head.
Scott Catalogue USA: 3102
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Museum ID: 1998.2010.411