Stanley Fields (actor)

Stanley Fields (born Walter L. Agnew, May 20, 1883  April 23, 1941) was an American actor.

Stanley Fields
Fields in 1938
Born
Walter L. Agnew

(1883-05-20)May 20, 1883
DiedApril 23, 1941(1941-04-23) (aged 57)
Years active1929–1941
Spouse(s)Alta Bailey

Biography

Fields spent seven years as a boy soprano in the Trinity Church choir. He began work as a newsboy, but later became a professional boxer. As a result of a broken nose, he left the ring and decided to try performing in vaudeville in partnership with Frank Fay. Thanks to Norma Talmadge, who thought his broken nose gave him a ferocious appearance, he started on a film career with a screen debut as a gunman in her talkie New York Nights.

He died on April 23, 1941.[1]

Selected filmography

References

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