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#1 TopBilled

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:25 PM

Maybe it was just a gimmick that worked for him and helped set him apart from other comics.


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 04:27 PM

Why did Fields wear a hat with no top?

There must be some reason.

So his head wouldn't sweat under the studio lights?

Because he couldn't afford a complete hat?

Because it was easier to put on and take off?

Beats me.






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