Roscoe-“fatty” Arbuckle

1. – Will Rogers, One Glorious Day, 1922.  After an un-glorious 1921 night at a San Francisco hotel,  starlet Virginia Rappe was dead. So was the glittering career of the 320lb Arbuckle, the first star to earn $1m in a year.  Although acquitted in a (third) manslaughter trial, the media buried him. His comedies were withdrawn and he was banned from working.  He came back as a director called William B Goodrich – his version of Will B Good. And he was.

 Birth year: 1887Death year: 1933Other name: Casting Calls:  0