W. C. Fields
Born: January 29, 1880
Died: December 25, 1946
Occupation: Comedian, actor, juggler, writer
Biography: 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.