“It’s Where You Finish …”

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195111101
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199865703 | DOI:

Series: Broadway Legacies

                   “It’s Where You Finish …”

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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

Chapter.  4033 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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