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11/09/1921 Silent-film star is arrested for murder


Who is Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle? Cinema bios in 3 minutes or less!


The "Fatty" Arbuckle Scandal 1921

Between 1921 and 1922, Arbuckle was the defendant in three widely publicized trials for the rape and manslaughter of actress Virginia Rappe. Rappe had fallen ill at a party hosted by Arbuckle at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and she died four days later. Arbuckle was accused by Rappe's acquaintance of raping and accidentally killing Rappe.