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Totie Fields - On Location With Totie Fields (Video) 1977

On: Friday, December 5, 2014

Totie Fields Sophie Feldman Hartford, Connecticut, USA
May 07 1930 - Aug 02 1978 age 48 Official Site Wikipedia

Totie Fields was a New York-accented yenta doing self-deflating fat jokes amid her extroverted kvetching. In 1963, when Totie began performing in the Catskills, women weren't necessarily expected to offer their opinions or ideas. Totie did, though, treating the crowd like friends and blowing up stories about everyday events to comic proportions. She was a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show in the '70s, and she was making a big impression on future comics. There was no way to not pay attention to Totie Fields. Totie was diabetic, and in the late '70s, her health began to fail. In 1976, her leg had to be amputated because of phlebitis. After being fitted with an artificial leg, she returned to work saying, "I don't want anyone feeling sorry for me." Two years later, though, she died, inspirational, outrageous, and funny to the end. ~Comedy College

On Location With Totie Fields  1hr 18min

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1 comments on "Totie Fields - On Location With Totie Fields (Video) 1977"

Media Funhouse said...

What a slice o'history! This was Totie's return to standup after having her leg amputated, and the opening 15-20 minutes contains interviews endless amounts of famous folks in attendance: Jerry Lewis, Steve Allen, Shecky Greene, Phyllis Diller, and on and on. Her set is pretty decent, and of course, there are some tearjerkin' tunes in the process. Thanks!


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