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Overview (5)

Born in Grange, Mississippi, USA
Died in Hollywood, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameRoscoe Blevel Ates
Nickname Uncle Pinky
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Roscoe Ates was born on January 20, 1895 in Grange, Mississippi, USA as Roscoe Blevel Ates. He was an actor, known for Freaks (1932), Wild West (1946) and Politics (1931). He was married to Beatrice Heisser, Barbara Ray and Clara C. Adrian. He died on March 1, 1962 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Beatrice Heisser (1960 - 1962) ( third wife)
Barbara Ray (1938 - 19 May 1955) ( her death)
Clara C. Adrian (12 June 1923 - 1935) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (8)

Known for his stutter.
Screen, stage, vaudeville, and television actor.
Appeared in "Wild Bill Hickok" serial (1938).
Comedy actor, on stage from 1915, best known for his lugubrious face and nervous stutter. Played a sidekick named Soapy in a series of B-westerns released by PRC and Eagle Lion in the 1940's.
Barbara Ray divorced Roscoe Ates in 1944 and remarried him in 1949.
Was in two Oscar Best Picture winners: Cimarron (1931) and Gone with the Wind (1939), and three other nominees: The Big House (1930), The Champ (1931) and One Foot in Heaven (1941).
He served in the US military in World War I and in the US Air Force in World War II.
Roscoe Ates was known for his stutter, yet on 8 episodes of Lawman -1959 to 1960 - he never stuttered once. KAS.

Personal Quotes (1)

Th-th-that's easy f-f-for you to say!

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