W. C. Fields
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Born: January 29, 1880

Died: December 25, 1946 (age 66)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Comedian, actor, juggler, writer

Bio: William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields was known for his comic persona as a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs, children and women.

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