"Fields for President" (1940; reissued 1972 with photos, and commentary by Michael M. Taylor).
Bill | Charles Bogle | Otis Criblecoblis | W. C. Fields | Mahatma Kane Jeeves
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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'Twas a woman drove me to drink. I never had the courtesy to thank her.
Had a lifetime disdain for music; this he attributed to having to hear his father's singing day and night as a child, loudest when "the old patriarch" was drunk (companion Carlotta Monti
claimed Fields once hit her with a cane, to stop her humming with a guitar). When expected to sing in a role, he almost always made a complete farce of both the lyrics and his performance.
Usually portrayed rather pessimistic, aggressive and suspicious-natured men with great fondness of alcohol. Yet, this same character was at the same time dogged by his wife and he rarely managed to speak up against her. He is remembered for his hatred of children, but did in fact frequently possess great fatherly affection for his daughter.