Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

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  • Birth Name: Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle
  • Birth Place: Smith Center, Kansas, United States
  • Died: June 29, 1933
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter
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  • Mentored up-and-coming performers including Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton in the 1910s.
  • Ruined by accusations of manslaughter in the 1921 death of actress Virginia Rappe at a hotel party in San Francisco. Arbuckle was acquitted after three widely-publicized trials.
  • Banned from having his films distributed for the better part of a decade.
  • Directed films (after the scandal) under the name William Goodrich, taken from his father William Goodrich Arbuckle.
  • Suffered a fatal heart attack just hours after signing a contract with Warner Brothers that signaled his return to the big screen in 1933.

Relationships

  • Minta Durfee — Ex-wife
  • William Goodrich Arbuckle — Father
  • Addie McPhail — Wife

Details

  • Birth Name: Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle
  • Birth Place: Smith Center, Kansas, United States
  • Died: June 29, 1933
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter

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