Harold Fielding

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For the Archdeacon of Rochdale, see Harold Fielding (priest).
Harold Fielding
Birth name Harold Lewis Fielding
Born 4 December 1916
Origin Woking, Surrey, England
Died 27 September 2003 (aged 86)
Genres Musical theatre
Occupation(s) Theatre producer
Instruments Violin
Associated acts Elaine Strich, Ginger Rogers, Van Johnson, Tommy Steele

Harold Lewis Fielding (4 December 1916 - 27 September 2003) was an English theatre producer.[1]

Fielding was one of Britain's foremost theatrical producers who produced several musicals, including Mame, Charlie Girl, Half a Sixpence,[1] Show Boat, Scarlett, Barnum, Sweet Charity, The Biograph Girl, and Ziegfeld. He also produced "Music for the Millions", a touring variety show.

The son of a stockbroker, Fielding was born in Woking, Surrey and educated privately. As a child prodigy, he studied violin with Josef Szigeti. He also handled Tommy Steele's early career, and commissioned Half a Sixpence for him.[1]

He was interviewed by Sue Lawley on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 on 17 June 1990.

Fielding married Maisie Joyce Skivens in 1955, and was widowed in 1985. They had no children.

He suffered a series of strokes in 1998, and retired to a private nursing home in Kingston-upon-Thames, where he died.

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  1. ^ a b c Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 371. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 

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