Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday To Fellow Philadelphian And Film Comic W. C. Fields

Happy birthday to one of my favorite film comics, W.C. Fields. He was born on this date in Philadelphia in 1880.

W.C. Fields starred in such classic films as Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, The Bank Dick, David Copperfield and My Little Chickadee. He died in 1946.

Below are some of his famous sayings:

When asked what he would like his epitaph to read: "on the whole, I`d rather be in Philadelphia"

"I never vote for anyone; I always vote against."

"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally."

"Twas a woman drove me to drink. I never had the courtesy to thank her."

You can learn more about W. C. Fields by reading his intended fine and funny autobiography, W.C. Fields By Himself, or by visiting

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