A Celebration of Comic Genius W.C. Fields
Wednesday, June 27
Film clips and conversation
We bring together a family member, a scholar, and a comedic television personality for an evening about entertainment legend, W.C. Fields, who achieved acclaim in films, vaudeville, and on Broadway. Dr. Harriet Fields, W.C. Fields' granddaughter, presents programs nationally and internationally about her grandfather. As a global health advocate in Rwanda, she shares her grandfather’s films with the Kwetu Film Institute in Kigali, with insights into how W.C. Fields speaks to the universal human condition. She is working on an Off Broadway play about an incident that befell her grandfather while performing on Broadway. Rob King is a film professor and historian at Columbia University, with expertise in early comedy. Dick Cavett is a comedian, writer, former talk show host, W.C. Fields devotee, and commentator of our times, notable for his conversational style.
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Pictured: W.C. Fields Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp, January 29, 1980. Issued on the occasion of W.C. Fields 100th Birthday. Ceremony at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.