Fields, W. C. Fields, William Claude Dukenfield(noun)
United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
W. C. Fields
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. The characterization he portrayed in films and on radio was so strong it became generally identified with Fields himself. It was maintained by the movie-studio publicity departments at Fields's studios and further established by Robert Lewis Taylor's 1949 biography W.C. Fields, His Follies and Fortunes. Beginning in 1973, with the publication of Fields's letters, photos, and personal notes in grandson Ronald Fields's book W.C. Fields by Himself, it has been shown that Fields was married, and he financially supported their son and loved his grandchildren. However, Madge Evans, a friend and actress, told a visitor in 1972 that Fields so deeply resented intrusions on his privacy by curious tourists walking up the driveway to his Los Angeles home that he would hide in the shrubs by his house and fire BB pellets at the trespassers' legs. Several years later Groucho Marx told a similar story on his live performance album, An Evening with Groucho.
w. c. fields
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The numerical value of w. c. fields in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of w. c. fields in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
So far, so good, the fields that should survive are the low-cost fields. The high-cost fields should go out.
On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
Don't live in the castles; freedom is in the fields! But I can also say: Don't live in the fields; security is in the castles!
Uncultivated minds are not full of wild flowers, like uncultivated fields. Villainous weeds grow in them, and they are full of toads.
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