Legendary actor, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, was born Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle on Mar 24, 1887 in Smith Center, KS. Arbuckle died at the age of 46 on Jun 29, 1933 in New York City, NY and was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle was a popular comedian of the silent era, whose plump features could express outrage, tenderness or geniality, and whose attempts at pathos were also more skilfull than most. His early vaudeville days were followed by success at Keystone Studios in slapstick shorts, and with his own company, releasing through Paramount. He was moving into features when his career was ruined in 1921 by a scandal and ensuing court case (which saw him acquitted only after three trials) over one of Arbuckle's orgiastic parties in which a girl died in unpleasant circumstances. He later directed a few films under the name William Goodrich and had started making sound comedy shorts as star before his untimely death from a heart attack at age 46. He was married to actress Minta Durfee from 1908 to 1925 (first of three wives).(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Buster Keaton and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle (2)By Brandy Dean on Mar 24, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films
Originally published on October 4, 2011. From Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello to Cheech and Chong (yeah, I said it) – duos make the comedy world go ’round. And why not? You’ve got the yin and the yang, the clown and the straight man, the graceful and the inept – and ... Read full article
Buster Keaton and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle (1)By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Oct 4, 2011 From Pretty Clever Films
From Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello to Cheech and Chong (yeah, I said it) – duos make the comedy world go ’round. And why not? You’ve got the yin and the yang, the clown and the straight man, the graceful and the inept – and you’ve got the very large and the ve... Read full article
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[Buster starts dancing]
Stagehand: I said shiver, not shimmy!
Stagehand: [the novelty dancer is heckling their act] Cut that out or we'll throw you out!
Fatty: [continuously chops a piece of meat that weighs the same due to his leaning on the scale] I must be losing my touch. This is a heavy pound of beef.
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