Totie Fields Biography
Birthday: May 7, 1930 (Taurus)
Born In: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Totie Fields was an American stand-up comedian. She was considered as one of the funniest women of Las Vegas and daytime TV shows. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she started singing on radio at an early age. She began giving singing and stand-up comedy performances at Boston clubs from the age of 20. After her marriage, she moved to New York and performed at nightclubs. Noticing her act at ‘Copacabana,’ Ed Sullivan gave her a break on his show on the national TV. Soon Fields proceeded to have a successful career at the Las Vegas Clubs and on numerous TV shows. She used her size and weight as spoken material in her comedy act and self-deprecatory fat jokes were center of her act. With her quick wit, she always had a swift repartee ready. She worked more on TV shows and live nightclub acts, but only occasionally she took up acting roles; so, despite her popularity during her lifetime, she is not a much-remembered celebrity and has grown obscure. She was married to George Johnston and they had two daughters. Fields suffered many health issues during her last few years and died of pulmonary embolism at the age of 48.