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Overview (4)

Born in Albany, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications after two strokes)
Nickname Big Joe
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Roberts was born on February 2, 1871 in Albany, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Our Hospitality (1923), The Love Nest (1923) and Three Ages (1923). He was married to Nina Mildred Straw Shannon and Lillian Stuart Feld Roberts. He died on October 28, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Lillian Stuart Feld Roberts (? - 15 June 1918) (her death) (1 child)
Nina Mildred Straw Shannon (? - 28 October 1923) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Suffered a stroke during the filming of Buster's second feature film, Our Hospitality (1923). He insisted on returning to work and completing the film, but died shortly thereafter.
Having appeared in 16 of the 19 Buster Keaton-directed shorts, he was the actor who appeared in more Keaton movies than anyone except Buster himself.
Was a family friend of the Keaton family from the summers they spent at the Actor's Colony on Lake Muskegon in Michigan.
Was Buster Keaton's favored villain and antagonist in a series of films, Roberts' huge size providing an amusing contrast with the small Buster.

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