W C Fields Biography

Actor, Comedian, Film Actor (1880–1946)
W.C. Fields was an actor whose flawless timing and humorous cantankerousness made him one of America's greatest comedians.


W.C. Fields’s early films featured one of his two comic types: either the con man–braggart or the henpecked husband, and he was renowned for his fondness for using flowery verbiage, silly names and muttered asides. Fields became a major star in his mid-50s, but his career—and his life—nearly came to an end as alcoholism led to serious illnesses, but he kept going, acting into the 1940s.

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