Guest Host: Terence Smith

The legend of W.C. Fields as a gin-guzzling misanthrope has persisted for more than half a century. A new biography reveals the man behind the legend was very different from the character he played on screen. Author James Curtis talks about the life and comic genius of W.C.Fields. They’re joined by Fields’ grandson, Ronald Fields.


  • James Curtis Author of "James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters" and "Between Flops," a biography of writer-director Preston Sturges
  • Ronald Fields Won an Emmy Award in 1986 for the public television documentary, "W.C. Fields Straight Up," author of "W.C. Fields by Himself," W.C. Fields: A Life on Film," and "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break: W.C. Fields on Business."

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