15¢ W. C. Fields
Issue Date: January 29, 1980
City: Beverly Hills, CA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
W.C. Fields (1880-1946) ran away from home at age 11, and by age 14 had a successful vaudeville career. From 1915-21, he performed a juggling act on Broadway in the Ziegfield Follies. In 1915, Fields starred in a silent film, but did not win fame until the advent of sound films. By 1931, he had moved to Hollywood, where he began writing, directing, and starring in films.
Fields starred in “The Old-Fashioned Way,” “It’s a Gift,” “David Copperfield,” “You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man,” “My Little Chickadee,” and “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break.”