Fields in 1938
Walter L. Agnew
May 20, 1883
|Died||April 23, 1941 (aged 57)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Stanley Fields (born Walter L. Agnew, May 20, 1883 – April 23, 1941) was an American actor.
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.