Roscoe Arbuckle

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Roscoe Arbuckle
Born(1887-03-24)March 24, 1887
Smith Center, Kansas, United States
DiedJune 29, 1933(1933-06-29) (aged 46)
New York City, New York, United States
Cause of deathHeart attack
Other names
  • Fatty Arbuckle
  • William Goodrich
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • screenwriter
Years active1904–1933
Minta Durfee
(m. 1908; div. 1925)

Doris Deane
(m. 1925; div. 1929)

Addie Oakley Dukes McPhail (m. 1931–1933)
WebsiteOfficial website

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent movie actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He helped Charlie Chaplin become an actor. He discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope.

Arbuckle was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s. He soon became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. He once signed a contract in 1921 with Paramount Pictures for US$1 million.

Arbuckle was accused of three counts of rape and for murdering actress Virginia Rappe.[1] Arbuckle was later found not guilty and the jury gave Arbuckle a formal apology.[1]

Arbuckle died in his sleep of a heart attack in 1933 at age 46.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Noe, Denise. "Fatty Arbuckle and the Death of Virginia Rappe". Crime Library at truTV. Retrieved 3 July 2008.

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