Stanley Fields (actor)


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

Stanley Fields
Stanley Fields in Algiers (1938).jpg
Fields in Algiers (1938)
Walter L. Agnew

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


On Broadway, Fields performed in Fifty Miles from Boston (1908) and The Red Widow (1911).[1] After that, for eight years, Fields performed in vaudeville with Frank Fay.[2] he started on a film career with a screen debut as a gunman in her talkie New York Nights. In 1930, he signed a long-term contract with Paramount Pictures.[2]

He died on April 23, 1941,[3] of a heart attack.[citation needed]

Selected filmographyEdit

Stanley Fields in Little Caesar (1931).


  1. ^ "Stanley Fields". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on June 13, 2021. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Contract Presented To Sinister Actor". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. February 11, 1930. p. 7. Retrieved June 13, 2021 – via
  3. ^ "Stanley Fields, 57, Character Actor. Noted for His Gangster Roles in 'Little Caesar' and Similar Films Dies in West. Appeared In Vaudeville. Began Stage Career in Chorus With George M. Cohan. In Films 15 Years". New York Times. April 24, 1941. Retrieved October 24, 2015.

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