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 ...
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Bill | Charles Bogle | Otis Criblecoblis | Mahatma Kane Jeeves
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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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.