March 24, 1887|
Smith Center, Kansas, United States
|Died||June 29, 1933
New York City, New York, United States
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Other names||Fatty Arbuckle, William Goodrich|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, director, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Minta Durfee (m. 1908; div. 1925)
Doris Deane (m. 1925; div. 1929)
Addie Oakley Dukes McPhail (m. 1931–33)
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 died in his sleep of a heart attack in 1933 at age 46.
References[change | change source]
- Noe, Denise. "Fatty Arbuckle and the Death of Virginia Rappe". Crime Library at truTV. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/fatty_arbuckle/2.html. Retrieved 3 July 2008.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Roscoe Arbuckle at the Internet Movie Database
- Roscoe Arbuckle at Allmovie
- Crime Library on Roscoe Arbuckle
- Kehr, Dave (2006-04-16). "Restoring Fatty Arbuckle's Tarnished Reputation at MoMa". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/16/movies/16kehr.html. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
- Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle Photos
- Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle website: CallMeFatty.com
- Contemporary press articles pertaining to Arbuckle
- Literature on Roscoe Arbuckle
- Banned Film Resurfaces 90 Years After San Francisco Scandal at sfgate.com