Updated December 26, 2006
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From the Bowery to Broadway: Lew Fields and the Roots of American Popular Theatre
Read and/or Hear the Weber & Fields Routine "I'm a Gizzard"
Joe Weber at Who's Who in Musicals
Lew Fields at Who's Who in Musicals
Internet Movie Database Listing for Joe Weber
Internet Movie Database Listing for Lew Fields
Wikiepedia Entry for Lew Fields
Hear MP3 Recordings of Weber & Fields Routines
Internet Broadway Database Listing for Weber & Fields
Internet Broadway Database Listing for Joe Weber
Internet Broadway Database Listing for Lew Fields
Internet Broadway Database Listing for Lew's Daughter, Dorothy Fields 1905-1974
Internet Broadway Database Listing for Lew's Son, Herbert Fields 1897-1958
Internet Broadway Database Listing for Lew's Son, Joseph A. Fields 1895-1966
1941 Time Magazine Article on Weber & Fields
1925 NY Times Reviews of Weber & Fields Films
Joe Weber Bio at Musicals 101
Lew Fields Bio at Musicals 101
Photo of Weber & Fields in Performance c. 1900
Webber & Fields at Vaudeville.Org
Article About Lew's Daughter Dorothy Fields
"Helen [Hayes]'s professional career began when Lew Fields, of the comedy team Weber and Fields, saw her impersonation of the Gibson Girl from "Ziegfeld Follies." He told the theater manager that if she would like a career when she was older, he wanted to be the first in line. After a few years and some extra French lessons (to reassure Essie that Helen would become a lady), mother and daughter headed to Lew Fields' office in New York City. After being shown a photograph of Helen in her Gibson Girl getup, Fields remembered Helen and signed her to be in "Old Dutch" at the age of eight. Helen became the favorite little star of Broadway actors and producers like Fields, John Drew and George Tyler, learning more from their example and advice than she felt she ever would have in acting school."
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