Stanley Fields (actor)

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

Stanley Fields
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Fields in 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


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 filmographyEdit

Stanley Fields in Little Caesar.


  1. ^ "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 2015-10-24.

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