WC Fields

Movie Actor

Birthday January 29, 1880

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Darby, PA

DEATH DATE Dec 25, 1946 (66)

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Early film comedian who gained fame for his sardonic wit in The Bank Dick and My Little Chickadee. His humor was characterized by his sardonic disdain for children, women, and dogs.

Before Fame

He made a living as a pool player and juggler as a teenager.


Legend has it that he shot BB pellets at people who stood outside his home.

Family Life

He married chorus girl Harriet Hughes in 1900 and the couple had a son together.

Associated With

He co-starred with Mae West in the 1940 comedy western My Little Chickadee.