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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 , and The Biograph Girl 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 on BBC Radio 4 on 17 June 1990. Desert Island Discs
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.
References [ edit ]
^ 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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