Although Fatty Arbuckle is often listed as buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York, it is actually another actor in silent films, Macklin Arbuckle (the cousin of Roscoe) who is buried at Woodlawn.
And for those who still believe the long-held legend that Roscoe Arbuckle raped and killed Virginia Rappe, on April 12, 1922, the jury of his third trial acquitted Arbuckle of manslaughter after deliberating for just five minutes—four of which were used to prepare a statement:
Acquittal is not enough for Roscoe Arbuckle. We feel that a great injustice has been done to him … there was not the slightest proof adduced to connect him in any way with the commission of a crime. He was manly throughout the case and told a straightforward story which we all believe. We wish him success and hope that the American people will take the judgment of fourteen men and women that Roscoe Arbuckle is entirely innocent and free from all blame.
Final Resting Place:
Grave Location:Ashes were released into the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island, California
Read More About Roscoe Arbuckle:
- Wikipedia Entry
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- American Hauntings - The True Story of Virginia Rappe
- The Skinny on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial
- The Roscoe Arbuckle Tour
- The sexual assault case that shocked Hollywood almost a century ago
- Who was Virginia Rappe?
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