Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle, also known as Fatty Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933), was an American silent film comedian, director, and screenwriter. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh Arbuckle is noted as one of the most popular actors of his era, but he is best remembered for a heavily publicized criminal prosecution that ended his career. Although he was acquitted by a jury with a written apology, the trial's scandal ruined the actor, who would not appear on screen again for another 10 years.
|Born||Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle|
March 24, 1887
Smith Center, Kansas, U.S.
|Died||June 29, 1933 (aged 46)|
New York, New York, U.S.
|Other name(s)||Fatty Arbuckle|
|Spouse(s)||Minta Durfee (1908-1925)|
Doris Deane (1925-1929)
Addie Oakley Dukes McPhail (1929-1933)
Born in Smith Center, Kansas, to Mollie and William Goodrich Arbuckle, he had several years of Vaudeville experience, including work at Idora Park in Oakland, California. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Smith Center is a city in and the County seat of Smith County, Kansas, United States. Kansas ( is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American " The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Minta Durfee ( October 1, 1889 - September 9, 1975) was a Silent film actress from Los Angeles California. Addie McPhail ( 15 July, 1905 &ndash 14 April, 2003) was an American film actress Smith Center is a city in and the County seat of Smith County, Kansas, United States. Vaudeville was a Genre of variety entertainment prevalent on the stage in the United States and Canada, from the early 1880s This article deals with Idora Park of Oakland California For another park of the same name see Idora Park Youngstown. Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U One of his earliest mentors was comedian Leon Errol. Leon Errol ( July 3, 1881 - October 12, 1951) was an Australian born comedian and actor in the United States, popular He began his film career with the Selig Polyscope Company in July 1909. The Selig Polyscope Company was an American Motion picture company founded in 1896 by William Selig in Chicago Illinois. Arbuckle appeared sporadically in Selig one-reelers until 1913, moved briefly to Universal Pictures and became a star in producer-director Mack Sennett's Keystone Cops comedies. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Mack Sennett ( January 17, 1880 &ndash November 5, 1960) was an Academy Award -winning director and was known as the innovator The Keystone Cops was a series of Silent film comedies featuring a totally incompetent group of Policemen produced by Mack Sennett for his
Arbuckle was also a talented singer. After Enrico Caruso heard him sing he urged the comedian to "give up this nonsense you do for a living, with training you could become the second greatest singer in the world". Enrico Caruso (born Errico Caruso; February 25 1873 &ndash August 2 1921) was an Italian Opera singer
On August 6, 1908 he married Minta Durfee (1889 – 1975), the daughter of Charles Warren Durfee and Flora Adkins. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1908 ( MCMVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Minta Durfee ( October 1, 1889 - September 9, 1975) was a Silent film actress from Los Angeles California. Durfee starred in many early comedy films under the name Minta Durfee, often with Arbuckle.
Despite his massive physical size, Arbuckle was remarkably agile and acrobatic. Mack Sennett, when recounting his first meeting with Arbuckle, noted that he "skipped up the stairs as lightly as Fred Astaire"; and, "without warning went into a feather light step, clapped his hands and did a backward somersault as graceful as a girl tumbler". Mack Sennett ( January 17, 1880 &ndash November 5, 1960) was an Academy Award -winning director and was known as the innovator Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 &ndash June 22, 1987) was an American Academy Award His comedies are noted as rollicking and fast-paced, have many chase scenes, and feature sight gags. In comedy a visual gag or sight gag is anything which conveys its Humor visually often without words being used at all Arbuckle was fond of the famous "pie in the face," a comedy cliché that has come to symbolize silent-film-era comedy itself. Pieing is the act of throwing a Pie at someone Originally a staple of Slapstick comedy, pieing has also come to be used for political purposes in which throwing A cliché (from French, klɪ'ʃe or cliche is a phrase expression or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force The earliest known use of this gag was in the June 1913 Keystone one-reeler A Noise from the Deep, starring Arbuckle and frequent screen partner Mabel Normand. Mabel Normand ( November 9, 1892 - February 23, 1930) was an American Film actress and the most popular (The first known "pie in the face" on-screen is in Ben Turpin's Mr. Ben Turpin ( September 19, 1869 Vaudeville He worked in Vaudeville, Burlesque Flip in 1909. However, the oldest known thrown "pie in the face" is Normand's).
In 1914 Paramount Pictures made the then-unheard of offer of $1,000 a day/25% of all profits/complete artistic control to make movies with them. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. The movies were so lucrative and popular that in 1918 they offered Arbuckle a 3-year/$3 million contract.
Arbuckle disliked his screen nickname, which he had been given because of his substantial girth. However, the name Fatty (big buster) identifies the character that Arbuckle portrayed on-screen (usually, a naive hayseed) -- not Arbuckle himself. When Arbuckle portrayed a female, the character was named "Miss Fatty" (as in the film Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers). Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers is a 1915 short Comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle and featuring Harold Lloyd Hence, Arbuckle discouraged anyone from addressing him as "Fatty" off-screen.
Arbuckle gave Buster Keaton his first film-making work in his 1917 short, The Butcher Boy. Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton ( October 4 1895 &ndash February 1 1966) was an Academy Award -winning American The year 1917 in film involved some significant events Events Foundation of Universum Film AG (UƒA as a propaganda film company in Berlin The Butcher Boy is a 1917 short comedy film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. They soon became screen partners, with deadpan Buster soberly assisting wacky Roscoe in his crazy adventures. When Arbuckle was promoted to feature films, Keaton inherited the short-subject series, which launched his own career as a comedy star. Arbuckle and Keaton's close friendship never wavered, even when Arbuckle was beset by tragedy at the zenith of his career, and through the depression and downfall that followed. In his autobiography Keaton described Arbuckle's playful nature and his love of practical jokes, including several elaborately constructed schemes the two successfully pulled off at the expense of various Hollywood studio heads and stars.
After British actor Charlie Chaplin joined Keystone Studios in 1914, Arbuckle mentored him. Keystone Studios was an early Movie studio founded in Edendale California in 1912 as the Keystone Pictures Studio by Chaplin's most famous character, "the Tramp," was created after Chaplin "borrowed" Arbuckle's trademark balloon pants, boots & tiny hat.
At the height of his career, Arbuckle was under contract to Paramount Pictures for $1 million a year — the first multi-year/multi-million dollar deal paid by a Hollywood studio. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California.  He worked tirelessly, filming three feature films simultaneously. On September 3, 1921 Arbuckle took a break from his hectic film schedule and drove to San Francisco with two friends, Lowell Sherman (an actor/director) and cameraman Fred Fischbach. Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Lowell Sherman ( October 11, 1885 San Francisco - December 28, 1934 Hollywood California) was an American actor The three checked into the St. Francis Hotel, decided to have a party, and invited several women to their suite. The Westin St Francis is an historic luxury Hotel located on Union Square in San Francisco California. During the carousing, a 30-year-old aspiring actress named Virginia Rappe became seriously ill and was examined by the hotel doctor, who concluded her symptoms were mostly caused by intoxication. Virginia Rappe (rʌpeɪ ( July 7, 1891 &ndash September 9, 1921) was an American model and Silent film
Rappe died three days later of peritonitis caused by a ruptured bladder. Peritonitis is defined as Inflammation of the Peritoneum (the Serous membrane which lines part of the abdominal cavity and some of the Viscera Rappe's companion at the party, Maude Delmont, claimed before a grand jury that Arbuckle had somehow pierced Rappe's bladder while raping her. In the Common law, a grand jury is a type of Jury which determines whether there is enough evidence for a trial. Rappe's manager Al Semnacker (at a later press conference) accused Arbuckle of using a piece of ice to simulate sex with her, which led to the injuries. By the time the story was reported in newspapers, the object had 'evolved' into being a Coca-Cola or Champagne bottle, instead of a piece of ice. Coca-Cola is a carbonated Soft drink sold in stores restaurants and Vending machines in more than 200 countries Champagne is a Sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle Secondary fermentation of Wine to effect Carbonation. In fact, witnesses testified that Arbuckle rubbed the ice on Rappe's stomach to ease her abdominal pain. Arbuckle was confident that he had nothing to be ashamed of, and denied any wrongdoing. Delmont later made a statement incriminating Arbuckle to the police in an attempt to extort money from Arbuckle's attorneys, but the matter soon spun out of her control.
Roscoe Arbuckle's career is cited by many film historians as one of the great tragedies of Hollywood. His trial was a major media event and stories in William Randolph Hearst's nationwide newspaper chain were written with the intent of making Arbuckle appear guilty. For other people named William Randolph Hearst see William Randolph Hearst (disambiguation William Randolph Hearst I (April 29 1863 &ndash The resulting scandal destroyed both his career and his personal life. Morality groups called for Arbuckle to be sentenced to death, and studio executives ordered Arbuckle's industry friends (whose careers they controlled) to not publicly speak up for him. Charlie Chaplin was in England at the time. Buster Keaton did make a public statement in support of Arbuckle, calling Roscoe one of the kindest souls he had known. Film actor William S. Hart, who never worked with Arbuckle, made public statements which presumed that Arbuckle was guilty. William Surrey Hart ( December 6, 1864 &ndash June 23, 1946) was an American Silent film Actor, Screenwriter
The prosecutor was San Francisco District Attorney Mathew Brady, who was determined to get a conviction as he was planning to use the case in his campaign to run for governor. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city To this end, Brady made public pronouncements of Arbuckle’s guilt and pressured witnesses to make false statements. During the hearing and despite the judge threatening a motion to dismiss the case, Brady refused to allow the only witness accusing Arbuckle, Maude Delmont, to take the stand and testify. Delmont had a long criminal record with convictions for racketeering, bigamy, fraud and extortion. A racket is an illegal business usually run as part of Organized crime. The term polygamy (a Greek word meaning "the practice of multiple marriage" is used in related ways in Social anthropology, Sociobiology, and In the broadest sense a fraud is a Deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual Extortion, outwresting, or exaction is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person Unlawfully obtains either money property or services The defense had also gotten hold of a letter from Delmont admitting to a plan to extort Arbuckle. Along with Delmont’s constantly changing story, for her to testify would have ended any chance of going for trial. In his summation, the judge demolished every bit of the prosecution's evidence, and harangued Brady for producing such a flimsy case. The judge found no evidence of rape, but decided that Arbuckle could be tried for manslaughter. Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of a human being in a manner considered by law as less culpable than Murder.
The scant evidence the prosecution presented was often greeted with laughter from the courtroom; the spectators stood and cheered for Arbuckle after he testified. The jury returned deadlocked with a 10–2 not guilty verdict, and a mistrial was declared. A hung jury is a Jury that cannot agree upon a Verdict after an extended period of Deliberation and is deadlocked with irreconcilable differences of
The same evidence was presented, but this time one of the witnesses, Zey Prevon, testified that the district attorney had forced her to lie. Another witness who claimed Arbuckle had bribed him turned out to be an escaped prisoner charged with assaulting an 8-year-old girl; plus, fingerprint experts testified that the case's fingerprint evidence was faked. The defense was so convinced of an acquittal that Arbuckle was not called to testify. However, the jury interpreted the refusal to let Arbuckle testify as a sign of guilt. It returned deadlocked with a 10–2 guilty verdict—another mistrial was declared.
By this time Arbuckle's films had been banned, and newspapers had been filled for seven months with alleged stories of Hollywood orgies, murder, sexual perversity, and lies about Arbuckle's case. Maude Delmont was touring the country giving one-woman shows as "The woman who signed the murder charge against Arbuckle", and lecturing on the evils of Hollywood.
This time, it took the jury a mere 6 minutes to return a unanimous not guilty verdict; five of those were taken to write a statement of apology. Unfortunately, public opinion had long-since been turned strongly against Arbuckle; six days after the verdict, the censorship board banned Roscoe Arbuckle from ever working in U. S. movies again.
The Arbuckle case was one of four major Paramount-related scandals of the period. In 1920 Olive Thomas died after drinking a large quantity of medication meant for her husband (matinee idol Jack Pickford) which she had mistaken for water. Olive Thomas ( October 20, 1894 &ndash September 10, 1920) was an American Silent film Actress and Jack Pickford ( August 18, 1896 - January 3, 1933) was a Canadian -born American actor In 1922 the murder of director William Desmond Taylor effectively ended the careers of actresses Mary Miles Minter and former Arbuckle screen partner Mabel Normand and in 1923 actor/director Wallace Reid's drug addiction resulted in his death. William Desmond Taylor ( April 26, 1872 – February 1, 1922) was an actor successful US Film director of Silent Mary Miles Minter ( April 1, 1902 - August 4, 1984) was a popular American Silent film actress. Mabel Normand ( November 9, 1892 - February 23, 1930) was an American Film actress and the most popular Wallace Reid ( April 15, 1891 – January 18, 1923) was an actor in Silent film referred to by Motion Picture Magazine The scandals caused by these tragedies rocked Hollywood, leading major studios to include morality clauses in contracts.
Owing to the scandal, most exhibitors declined to show Arbuckle's latest films, several of which have no copies known to have survived intact. Ironically, one of the few feature-length films known to survive is Leap Year, one of two finished films Paramount withheld the release of, amid the scandal. Leap Year is a 1921 Comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. It was eventually released in Europe, but was never theatrically released in the United States or Britain.
On January 27, 1925 he divorced Minta Durfee in Paris. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. She had charged desertion, they had been separated since 1921 though Durfee always claimed he was the nicest man in the world, and they were still friends.  Arbuckle married Doris Deane on May 16, 1925. Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Arbuckle tried returning to moviemaking, but industry resistance to distributing his pictures lingered after his acquittal; he retreated into alcoholism. Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions In the words of his first wife, "Roscoe only seemed to find solace and comfort in a bottle. "
Buster Keaton attempted to help Arbuckle by giving him work on Keaton's films. Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton ( October 4 1895 &ndash February 1 1966) was an Academy Award -winning American Arbuckle wrote the story for a Keaton short called "Daydreams. A daydream is a visionary fantasy experienced while awake especially one of happy pleasant thoughts hopes or ambitions " Arbuckle allegedly co-directed scenes in Keaton's Sherlock, Jr., but it is unclear how much of this footage remained in the film's final cut. Sherlock Jr ( is an American Comedy Silent film starring and directed by Buster Keaton and written by Clyde Bruckman
In 1925 Carter Dehaven made the short, "Character Studies". Carter DeHaven (birthname Francis O'Callaghan b October 5 1886 in Chicago, Illinois - d Arbuckle appeared alongside Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., and Jackie Coogan. Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr ( April 20, 1893 &ndash March 8, 1971) was an American Film actor and producer Rudolph Valentino ( May 6, 1895 &ndash August 23, 1926) was an Italian Actor, Sex symbol, and early Douglas Fairbanks ( May 23 1883 – December 12 1939) was an American Actor, Screenwriter, director John Leslie (Jackie Coogan ( October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) was an American Actor who began his movie career as a 
Arbuckle also directed a number of comedy shorts under the pseudonym William Goodrich for Educational Pictures, which featured lesser-known comics of the day. For the current and unrelated company of the same name see Educational Pictures (image archive Louise Brooks, who played the ingenue in one of them (Windy Riley Goes Hollywood, 1931), told Kevin Brownlow,
He made no attempt to direct this picture. Louise Brooks ( November 14, 1906 &ndash August 8, 1985) was an American Dancer, model, Showgirl Kevin Brownlow (born on June 2, 1938 in Crowborough, Sussex) is a filmmaker film historian, Television documentary -maker He sat in his chair like a man dead. He had been very nice and sweetly dead ever since the scandal that ruined his career. But it was such an amazing thing for me to come in to make this broken-down picture, and to find my director was the great Roscoe Arbuckle. Oh, I thought he was magnificent in films. He was a wonderful dancer—a wonderful ballroom dancer, in his heyday. It was like floating in the arms of a huge doughnut—really delightful.
Arbuckle is said to have helped Bob Hope early in his career with a crucial job referral. Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in
In 1929 Doris Deane sued for divorce in Los Angeles, charging desertion and cruelty. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West On June 21, 1931 Roscoe married Addie Oakley Dukes McPhail (later Addie Oakley Sheldon, 1906 – 2003) in Erie, Pennsylvania. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Addie McPhail ( 15 July, 1905 &ndash 14 April, 2003) was an American film actress Shortly before this marriage, Arbuckle signed a contract with Jack Warner to star in six two-reel Vitaphone short comedies under his own name. This article is about Jack Warner the head of Warner Brothers Vitaphone was a Sound film process used on features and nearly 2000 Short subjects produced by Warner Bros
The six Vitaphone shorts, filmed in Brooklyn, constitute the only recordings of his voice. Silent-film comedian Al St. John (Arbuckle's nephew) and actors Lionel Stander and Shemp Howard appeared with Arbuckle. Al St John ( September 10, 1893 - January 21, 1963) in his persona of Fuzzy Q Lionel Jay Stander ( January 11, 1908 – November 30, 1994) was an American Actor in movies radio theater and television Shemp Howard ( March 04, 1895[http //shempcompanycom/Media/death_cert The films were very successful in America, although when Warner Brothers attempted to release the first one (Hey, Pop!) in the UK, the British film board cited the 10-year-old scandal and refused to grant an exhibition certificate.
Roscoe Arbuckle had finished filming the last of the two-reelers on June 28, 1933; the next day he was signed by Warner Brothers to make a feature-length film. Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and At last, Arbuckle's professional reputation was restored, and he was welcomed back into the world he loved. He reportedly said, "This is the best day of my life. " The exhilaration may have been too much for him: he died that night of a heart attack. Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply He was 46. He was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
According to author David Yallop in The Day the Laughter Stopped (a biography of Arbuckle with special attention to the scandal and its aftermath), Arbuckle's father's full name was William Goodrich Arbuckle. David Anthony Yallop (born 27 January 1937, London) is a British author who writes chiefly about unsolved crimes A persistent but unsupported legend credited Keaton, an inveterate punster, with suggesting that Arbuckle become a director under the alias "Will B. Good. " The pun being too obvious, Arbuckle adopted the more formal pseudonym "William Goodrich".
Yallop's book also states that Roscoe Arbuckle was extremely large and heavy even at birth and that William Goodrich Arbuckle did not believe the child was his own offspring; this disbelief led him to name the child after a politician whom he despised: Roscoe Conkling. See also Roscoe Conkling Patterson, a US Senator from Missouri
Many of Arbuckle's films, including the feature Life of the Party, survive only as worn prints with foreign-language inter-titles. Life of the Party is a 1920 short Comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle. Little or no effort was made to preserve original negatives and prints during Hollywood's first two decades. By the early 21st century some of Arbuckle's short subjects (particularly those co-starring Chaplin or Keaton) had been restored, released on DVD and even screened theatrically. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Arbuckle's early influence on American slapstick comedy is widely cited.
It is suggested that Jon Arbuckle of the comic strip Garfield might be named after Arbuckle. Jonathan Q "Jon" Arbuckle is a character from the Garfield Comic strip by Jim Davis. Garfield is a daily-syndicated Comic strip created by Jim Davis.
Director Kevin Connor will helm the Roscoe Arbuckle feature film, The Life of the Party, as reported by the website Dark Horizons. Kevin Connor may refer to Kevin Connor (director (born 1937 film and TV director Kevin Connor (artist (born 1932 Australian Dark Horizons is a movie centric Website owned and written by Garth Franklin of Sydney, Australia. Preston Lacy will portray Arbuckle and Chris Kattan will play Buster Keaton. Preston Lacy (born August 14, 1969 in Carthage Missouri, United States is an American performer and writer for the television show and companion movies Christopher Lee Kattan (born October 19, 1970) is an American Comedian and Actor, best known for his work on the sketch show Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton ( October 4 1895 &ndash February 1 1966) was an Academy Award -winning American The movie is being produced by Doug Peterson and writer Victor Bardack. Douglas Blair Peterson (born 1945) is an American Yacht designer
The 1975 James Ivory film The Wild Party has been repeatedly but incorrectly cited as a film dramatization of the Arbuckle/Rappe scandal. James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an award-winning American Film director, best known for the results of his long Collaboration In fact it is loosely based on the 1920s poem by Joseph Moncure March. Joseph Moncure March (born July 27[[ 899]] New York New York - February 14, 1977 Los Angeles, California was an American poet and essayist In this film, James Coco portrays a heavy-set silent-film comedian named Jolly Grimm whose career is on the skids, but who is desperately planning a comeback. James Coco ( March 21, 1930 - February 25, 1987) was an American Character actor. Raquel Welch portrays his mistress, who ultimately goads him into shooting her. Raquel Welch (born September 5 1940 is a Golden Globe -winning American actor who achieved fame as a Hollywood sex symbol during the 1960s This film may have been inspired by misconceptions surrounding the Arbuckle scandal, yet it bears almost no resemblance to the documented facts of the case.
Chris Farley had expressed interest in starring as Arbuckle in a biography film. Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley (February 15 1964 &ndash December 18 1997 was an American Comedian and Actor. This idea was suggested to him by comedy guru Del Close. Del Close ( March 9, 1934 – March 4, 1999) along with Keith Johnstone, Paul Sills, Dudley Riggs and Viola Farley died before any details of the film had been worked out.
In April and May of 2006, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City mounted a 56-film, month-long retrospective of all of Arbuckle's known surviving work, running the entire series twice. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA, on 53rd Street between Fifth The City of New York Highlights included The Rounders (1914) with Charles Chaplin and Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915) with Mabel Normand. The Rounders is a 1914 comedy short starring Charles Chaplin and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Mabel Normand ( November 9, 1892 - February 23, 1930) was an American Film actress and the most popular
Arbuckle is the subject of a novel entitled I, Fatty by author Jerry Stahl. I Fatty is a novel by American Writer Jerry Stahl published in 2004 Jerry Stahl (born September 28 1953) is an American Novelist and Screenwriter, He is best known for the darkly comedic tale of addiction
A joke in a Family Guy episode referred to Fatty Arbuckle. Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other When it was feared that Peter had cancer, the doctor said, "Don't worry Peter, it could just be a fatty corpuscle. " Peter replied by saying, "What does an actor from the silent film era have to do with the lump in my chest?"
|NAME||Arbuckle, Roscoe Conkling|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Arbuckly, Fatty|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 24, 1887|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Smith Center, Kansas, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 29, 1933|
|PLACE OF DEATH||New York City, New York, United States|