Writer who won the Tony Award for Best Musical for Wonderful Town, as well as for writing screenplays like My Sister Eileen (1940), Junior Miss (1941), and The French Touch (1945.
Prior to enlisting in the Air Force, he spent some time studying at NYU.
He was the recipient of a Tony award for Best Musical for his show, Wonderful Town.
Lew Fields, his father, was a Vaudeville actor.
He collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein II on the book for the Flower Drum Song.