1887 – Born on March 24th in Smith Center, Kansas. American movie actor and comedian.
1904 – His first real professional engagement was singing illustrated songs for Sid Grauman at the Unique theater, San Jose, at $17.50 a week.
1908 – Married to Minta Durfee on August 6th.
1909 – Started his movie career with the Selig Polyscope Company.
1913 – His last appearance on the stage was with Hartman in Yokahama where Roscoe played the Mikado.
1914-1915 – Roscoe also directed some of his one reelers.
– He appeared in films such as Fatty Again, Mabel, Fatty and the Law, Mabel and Fatty’s Wash Day, Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World’s Fair at San Francisco, and Fatty’s Reckless Fling.
1920-1921 – Roscoe’ first full length feature was The Round-Up and it was successful. It was soon followed by other features such as Brewster’s Millions and Gasoline Gus.
– Was arrested for manslaughter charges.
1923 – Roscoe’s career was finished as the papers printed unfounded story after story about his supposed guilt, causing a public outcry of moral outrage.
1925 – Married to Doris Deane on May 16th.
1932 – Sam Sax signed Roscoe to appear in comic shorts for Warner Brothers starting with Hey, Pop!
– Married to Addie McPhail on June 28th.
1933 – Died of heart attacked on June 29th in New York, New York.