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W. C. Fields

(William Claude Dukenfield)
comic actor
Born: 1/29/1880
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Comic stage, film, and radio actor best known for his raspy voice, bulbous nose, and portrayals of drunk, down-and-out scoundrels. His films include It's a Gift (1934), The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) and David Copperfield (1935).

Died: 12/25/1946

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