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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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 1944 Sensations of 1945
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 1944 Song of the Open Road
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 1944 Follow the Boys
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 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
The Great Man
 1940 The Bank Dick
Egbert Sousè
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Cuthbert J. Twillie
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Larson E. Whipsnade
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
T. Frothingill Bellows / S.B. Bellows
 1936 Poppy
Prof. Eustace McGargle
 1935 Mississippi
Commodore Jackson
 1934 It's a Gift
Harold Bissonette
 1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Mr. Stubbins
 1934 The Old Fashioned Way
The Great McGonigle / Squire Cribbs in 'The Drunkard'
 1934 You're Telling Me!
Sam Bisbee
 1934 Six of a Kind
Sheriff John Hoxley
 1933 Tillie and Gus
Augustus Winterbottom
 1933 International House
Professor Quail
 1933 The Pharmacist (Short)
Mr. Dilweg
 1933 The Fatal Glass of Beer (Short)
Mr. Snavely
 1932 The Dentist (Short)
Dentist
 1932 If I Had a Million
Rollo La Rue
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
The President
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Lia's Father
 1928 Fools for Luck
Richard Whitehead
 1928 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Ring Mister
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Gabby Gilfoil
 1927/I Running Wild
Elmer Finch
 1927 The Potters
Pa Potter
 1926 So's Your Old Man
Samuel Bisbee
 1926 It's the Old Army Game
Elmer Prettywillie
 1925 That Royle Girl
Her Father
 1925 Sally of the Sawdust
Professor Eustance McGargle
 1924 Janice Meredith
A British Sergeant
 1915 His Lordship's Dilemma (Short)
The Remittance Man
 1915 Pool Sharks (Short)
The Pool Shark
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Stage Play: Ballyhoo of 1930. Musical comedy. Music by Louis Alter. Book by Harry Ruskin and Leighton K. Brill. Lyrics by Harry Ruskin and Leighton K. Brill. Additional lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring songs with lyrics by Otto A. Harbach. Featuring songs by Rudolf Friml. Musical Director: Oscar Bradley. Choreographed by Earl ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 19 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Bill | Charles Bogle | Otis Criblecoblis | Mahatma Kane Jeeves

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I gargle with whiskey several times a day, and I haven't had a cold in years. See more »

Trivia:

According to film historians, he performed in only one film exactly according to script and as directed. That one was MGM's David Copperfield (1935), in which he co-starred with Freddie Bartholomew, who was only ten years old. Fields admired the Charles Dickens book and wanted desperately to play Mr. Micawber in the movie, so he agreed to forego his usual ad-libs and put aside his distaste at ... 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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