Died Today (December 25th): W.C. Fields (1880–1946)

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wcfields.jpgW.C. Fields (1880–1946)

Born: January 29, 1880 in Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 25, 1946 (age 66) in Pasadena, California, USA

Married to: Harriet Hughes (8 August 1900 – 25 December 1946) (his death) (1 child)

[on the Academy Awards, 1936] It seems to me that a comedian who really makes people laugh should be as eligible for an award as a tragedian who makes people cry. This isn’t a case of sour grapes with me because I didn’t grow any grapes last year. I didn’t even sow a wild oat.

[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!

The Bank Dick
1940
dir. Cline
Starring
WC Fields
Cora Witherspoon

You Can't Cheat an Honest ManYou Can’t Cheat an Honest…

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