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Harold FieldingBirth name
Harold Fielding
Harold Lewis Fielding
4 December 1916
Woking, Surrey, England
27 September 2003 (aged 86) Kingston upon Thames, London, England
Musical theatre
Theatre producer
Short Bio

Harold Fielding was one of Britain's foremost theatrical producers who produced several musicals, including ''Mame'', ''Charlie Girl'', ''Half a Sixpence'', ''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.

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.

Lena Zavaroni's Career

Harold Fielding played a large part in the career of Lena Zavaroni by providing her with regular appearances to headline his Sunday night shows at the Blackpool Opera House.

See Category: Harold Fielding for the list of Harold Fielding's Sunday Night at the Blackpool Opera House in which Lena Zavaroni appeared.