William Claude Dukenfield


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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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  • ''Was I in here last night and did I spend a twenty dollar bill? What a load that is off my mind! I thought I'd lost it!''
    Mahatma Kane Jeeves, U.S. screenwriter, and Eddie Cline. Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), The Bank Dick, remark to a bartender (Shemp Howard) (1940).
  • ''Louder please? If I spoke any louder I woud need a telephone!''
    Mahatma Kane Jeeves, U.S. screenwriter, and Eddie Cline. Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), The Bank Dick, irate response to an aggravating telephone operato...
  • ''Has Michael Finn been in here today?''
    Mahatma Kane Jeeves, U.S. screenwriter, and Eddie Eddie. Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), The Bank Dick, remark to a bartender (Shemp Howard) to get an ext...
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