W. C. Fields
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"William Claude Dukenfield", better known as "W. C. Fields", was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields's comic persona was a Misanthropy/misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs and children.

His career in show business began in vaudeville, where he attained international success as a silent juggler. He gradually incorporated comedy into his act, and was a featured comedian in the Ziegfeld Follies for several years. He became a star in the Broadway musical comedy Poppy (1923 musical)/Poppy (1923), in which he played a colorful small-time confidence trick/con man. His subsequent stage and film roles were often similar scoundrels, or else henpecked everyman characters.

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