Fatty Arbuckle

Comedian / Filmmaker
Date Of Birth:
24 March 1887
Date Of Death:
28 June 1933
heart attack
Place Of Birth:
Smith Center, Kansas
Best Known As:
The rotund silent film comedian

Name at birth: Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle

Fatty Arbuckle was one of the first great silent film comedians. He's especially remembered for his work with Mack Sennett's Keystone Kops. In 1921, at the peak of his fame, Arbuckle was accused of involvement in the death of actress Virginia Rappe after a raucous party. Arbuckle was acquitted of manslaughter, but the incident ruined his career. He later directed films under the pseudonym William B. Goodrich.

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