William Claude Dukenfield
William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), 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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''You must come down with me after the show to the lumber yard and ride piggy-back on the buzz saws.''W.C. Fields, U.S. screenwriter, George Marshall, and Eddie Cline. Larsen E. Whipsnade (W.C. Fields), You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, response to an ins...
''Never give a sucker an even break.''W.C. Fields (1879-1946), U.S. actor. Poppy (film) (1936). Fields is earlier reported to have uttered these words on stage in the musical Poppy (19...
''If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.''W.C. Fields (1879-1946), U.S. screen actor. Quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion, ed. John Walker (1995).
''I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.''W.C. Fields (1879-1946), U.S. screen actor. Quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).