Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent movie actor, screenwriter, comedian, director  1887-1933

Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent movie actor, screenwriter, comedian, director 1887-1933

Roscoe Arbuckle was born in Smith Center, Kansas, one of nine children of Mollie & William Goodrich Arbuckle. He weighed in excess of 13 lb at birth &, as both parents had slim builds, his father believed the child was not his. This disbelief led him to name the child after a politician (and notorious philanderer) whom he despised, Republican senator Roscoe Conkling of New York.

Roscoe Arbuckle was born in Smith Center, Kansas, one of nine children of Mollie & William Goodrich Arbuckle. He weighed in excess of 13 lb at birth &, as both parents had slim builds, his father believed the child was not his. This disbelief led him to name the child after a politician (and notorious philanderer) whom he despised, Republican senator Roscoe Conkling of New York.

A letter from Roscoe Arbuckle re his “worthy successor” Buster Keaton.

A letter from Roscoe Arbuckle re his “worthy successor” Buster Keaton.

silent-ology: “HAPPY CENTENNIAL OF BUSTER’S FILM CAREER, EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! 2017 marks 100 years since Buster first entered “moving pictures” way back in 1917, working for the great Roscoe Arbuckle. It’s going to be a good year! ”

silent-ology: “HAPPY CENTENNIAL OF BUSTER’S FILM CAREER, EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! 2017 marks 100 years since Buster first entered “moving pictures” way back in 1917, working for the great Roscoe Arbuckle. It’s going to be a good year! ”

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Starting at the Selig Polyscope Company he eventually moved to Keystone Studios where he worked with Mabel Normand and Harold Lloyd.

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Starting at the Selig Polyscope Company he eventually moved to Keystone Studios where he worked with Mabel Normand and Harold Lloyd.

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The Hayseed is a 1919 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. Wikipedia Initial release: October 26, 1919 Director: Roscoe Arbuckle Cinematography: Elgin Lessley Written…

The Hayseed is a 1919 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. Wikipedia Initial release: October 26, 1919 Director: Roscoe Arbuckle Cinematography: Elgin Lessley Written…

Coney Island (1917)    That was done at Coney—we used Coney Island for location. I remember making it very well, but it’s nothing to write about. We just went down there, went on the concessions at Luna Park, and got in trouble—that’s all there was to that.  ~ Buster Keaton                 (originally from hedda-hopper)  • buster keaton • roscoe 'fatty' arbuckle • agnes neilson

Coney Island (1917) That was done at Coney—we used Coney Island for location. I remember making it very well, but it’s nothing to write about. We just went down there, went on the concessions at Luna Park, and got in trouble—that’s all there was to that. ~ Buster Keaton (originally from hedda-hopper) • buster keaton • roscoe 'fatty' arbuckle • agnes neilson

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