Roscoe Arbuckle

Fatty Arbuckle, Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle
03/24/1887 - 06/29/1933

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle was a prominent comedian and silent film actor in the 1910s. Before he began his film career, Roscoe joined the Pantages Theatre Group on a tour of the West Coast of the US. He was known for his large size and comedic flair. He was also known to have a talented singing voice.

Gender: 
Male
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Notable Roles: 
Duke Mixture in "The Isle of Ya Ya"
Johnny Mulligan in "The Diamond Palace"
Jasper the Janitor in "The Seminary Girls"
Mr. Mortimer in "Casey and the Commanches"
Mr. Astorbilt in "The Gezeka"
Alkali Ike in "The Foul Tip"
Little Willie Wilkinson in "The Female Shoplifter"
Private Roundhouse in "The Battle of Manila"
Jimmy Jenks in "Baby Mine"
Sources: 
NYT (http://search.proquest.com.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/docview/100653335?accountid=14784, http://search.proquest.com.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/docview/100660000?accountid=14784), IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000779/), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe_Arbuckle)