W.C. Fields





W.C. Fields


Born
in Darby, Pennsylvania, The United States
January 29, 1880

Died
December 25, 1946

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W. C. Fields was born William Claude Dukenfield, the eldest of five children. Field's parents were a Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton

He was an American juggler, comedian, and actor. Fields created one of the great American comic personas of the first half of the 20th century—a misanthrope who teetered on the edge of buffoonery but never quite fell in, an egotist blind to his own failings, a charming drunk; and a man who hated children, dogs, and women, unless they were the wrong sort of women.

Fields was a marvel of marketing, he would go as far as pretending to drown in the ocean or other bodies of water, hoping to draw crowds (i.e. customers). His notoriety began around the age of 19, being propelled b
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Average rating: 3.72 · 147 ratings · 22 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Fields for President

3.80 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
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W.C. Fields by Himself

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3.95 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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I Never Met a Kid I Liked

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3.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1970
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Drat! Being the Encapsulate...

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2.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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Three Films of W.C. Fields:...

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Drat W. C. Fields Book

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1969
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Never trust a man who doesn...

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1971
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W.C. Fields In The Bank Dick

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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W.C. Fields in 'Poppy'

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1985 — 2 editions
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The Temperance Lecture

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“I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. ”
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“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
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“It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.”
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