W. C. Fields, star of vaudeville, Broadway, radio and movies, was born William Claude Dukenfield in Darby, Pennsylvania, 136 years ago today. You are encouraged to mark the occasion by raising a toast to him. It’s what he would’ve wanted.
The fun begins at 8 p.m. ET with The Bank Dick (1940), followed at 9:30 p.m. by It’s a Gift (1934), You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man at 11 p.m. and at 12:30 a.m., David Copperfield (1935), in which Fields plays Wilkins Micawber, a role that was initially earmarked for Charles Laughton.
NOT A SHOW IN A CARLOAD
HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY
“NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK”