33rd year  -  N° 80                 Wednesday, 21 March 2018         Antwerpen		
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Wednesday 25th of December 1946

72 years ago He Winked and Smiled and Died

Comedian, actor and juggler W. C. Fields born as William Claude Dukenfield dies of alcohol-related gastric hemorrhage at the age of 66 in Las Encinas Sanatorium, 2900 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, California, United States.

Carlotta Monti wrote that in Fields' final moments she used a garden hose to spray water onto the roof over his bedroom to simulate his favorite sound of falling rain.