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W.C. Fields (1880–1946)


William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father (who hit him on the head with a shovel), he ran ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Bank Dick
The Bank Dick Egbert Sousé
(1940)
It's a Gift
It's a Gift Harold Bissonette
(1934)
My Little Chickadee
My Little Chickadee Cuthbert J. Twillie
(1940)

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 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Professor Pufflewhistle (Fields sequence) (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Larson E. Whipsnade
 1935 Mississippi
Commodore Jackson
 1934 The Old Fashioned Way
The Great McGonigle / Squire Cribbs in 'The Drunkard'
 1934 You're Telling Me!
Sam Bisbee
 1933 International House
Professor Henry R. Quail
 1932 If I Had a Million
Rollo La Rue
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
The President
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Bela Toerrek - Lia's Father
 1927 The Potters
Pa Potter
 1926 It's the Old Army Game
Elmer Prettywillie
 1924 Janice Meredith
A British Sergeant
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Other Works:

Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 (1916). Musical extravaganza. Music by Louis A. Hirsch, Jerome Kern, Dave Stamper and Irving Berlin. Based on material by George V. Hobart and Gene Buck. Lyrics by Hobert and Buck. Featuring songs by Dave Stamper, Nat D. Ayer, Jerome Kern, Will Vodery, Harry Carroll, Louis A. Hirsch, Franz Lehar and Leo... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 20 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 21 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Bill | Charles Bogle | Otis Criblecoblis | Mahatma Kane Jeeves

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[While on his death bed] You know I've been thinking about those poor little news paper boy out there. Peddling there papers in cold and rain sole support of there mothers. I want to do something for them. On second thought f em! See more »

Trivia:

Mentioned in Hit the Ice (1943). See more »

Trademark:

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.

Nickname:

Uncle Claudie See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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