“I have been on a diet for two weeks and all I have lost is two weeks.”
Totie Fields (1930 to 1978)
Born Sophie Feldman in Hartford, Connecticut, Totie Fields was a Jewish-American comedian who started singing while still in high school, taking the stage name of Totie Fields.
Fields gained fame during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ed Sullivan gave Fields her first big break when he booked her on his show after seeing her perform at the Copacabana in New York.