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W.C. Fields

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William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields' comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs and children.

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  • Born: William Claude Dukenfield January 29, 1880 Darby, Pennsylvania, US
  • Died: December 25, 1946 (aged 66) Pasadena, California, US
  • Cause of death: Stomach hemorrhage
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  • Other names: Charles Bogle Otis Criblecoblis Mahatma Kane Jeeves "Uncle Claude"
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, juggler, writer
  • Years active: 1898–1946
  • Spouse(s): Harriet Hughes (m. 1900–46) (his death) 1 child
  • Partner(s): Bessie Poole (girlfriend) 1 child Carlotta Monti (girlfriend)
  • Children: William Claude Fields, Jr. William Morris

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