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Weber and Fields

American comedy team that was popular at the turn of the 20th century. Joe Weber (in full Joseph Weber; b. Aug. 11, 1867, New York, N.Y., U.S., -d. May 10, 1942, Hollywood, Calif., ) and Lew Fields (in full Lewis Maurice Fields; b. Jan. 1, 1867, New York, N.Y., U.S., -d. July 20, 1941, Beverly Hills, Calif., ) were known for broad slapstick sketches in "Dutch" dialect that had undertones of sharp satire.

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