W.C. Fields Overview:

Legendary actor, W.C. Fields, was born William Claude Dukenfield on Jan 29, 1880 in Darby, Pennsylvania. Fields died at the age of 66 on Dec 25, 1946 in Pasadena, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Motion Pictures. In addition, Fields was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1980. He appears on the cover of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Fields was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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The Great Man: Godfrey Daniel!


Egbert Sousé: Ever done any boondoggling?


Cuthbert J. Twillie: Come, my phlox, my flower! I have some very definite pear-shaped ideas that I'd like to discuss with thee.


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The lawyer Larsen E. Pettifogger in the comic strip "Wizard of Id" is drawn to look like him.

Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Performing Arts and Artists series, issued 29 January 1980 (100th anniversary year of his birth).

According to Fields' mistress in her biography "W. C. Fields and Me" his four rules of comedy were (1) Never break anything. (2) A henpecked husband gets surefire laughs. (3)Clothes are of paramount importance: "every crease, fold, and droop of flesh can be the object of hilarity. (4) Everyone has a percentage of sadist in him.

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