An Interesting Man


Did you know that…

William Claude Dukenfield was born in 1880. When he was 15, he entered vaudeville with a juggling act where he juggled all sorts of cool things: like hats, cigar boxes, etc.  He soon discovered that he could get laughs by adding dialog to his routines.  His “mumbling patter and sarcastic asides” soon made him a favorite on Broadway and opened opportunities in Hollywood…but he is best remembered for his throwaway one-liners and quick come-backs. He died in 1946.

So, I guess now would be a good time for some words of wisdom from juggler/comedian/actor W.C. Fields:

 “Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.”

 …words to live by, don’t ya’ reckon?


14 thoughts on “An Interesting Man

  1. Let’s just say that we’ve continued to lose many of the colourful characters we have come to know and love, whatever their faults. Yet as far as I am concerned, we have no-one coming along take their place. That is a great loss.

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