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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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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

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Pick Yourself Up

Charlotte Greenspan

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by detailing the personal losses experienced by Dorothy in 1958, namely the death of Michael Todd in a plane crash on March 22; the death of her brother and collaborator, Herb Fields on March 24, due to a heart attack at age sixty; and the death of her husband just a few months later. It then describes her return to Broadway via the musical Sweet Charity in 1966.

Keywords:   Michael Todd, women songwriters, Herb Fields, Sweet Charity

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