Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts (February 2, 1871 – October 28, 1923) was an American comic actor, who appeared in 16 of Buster Keaton's 19 silent short films of the 1920s."Big Joe" Roberts, as he was known in vaudeville, toured the country with his first wife, Lillian Stuart Roberts as part of a rowdy act known as Roberts, Hays, and Roberts. Their signature routine was called "The Cowboy, the Swell and the Lady." At this time, in the first decade of the twentieth century, Buster Keaton's father, Joe Keaton, had started a summer Actors' Colony for vaudevillians between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake in Michigan. Roberts became acquainted with the Keaton family as a member of this community.
Posts about Joe Roberts
  • Off the Beaten Path with Joe Roberts, Red Wine Varieties

    …. The article explains that while the go-to Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots are always delectable, sometimes we need to try something new. Joe mentions the Petite Sirah grape in particular. He notes that it is a great variety to try if you usually go for a big, brash and bold red wine. I have been researching people that I believe would benefit from hosting…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Just the Facts (and a Mea Culpa)

    … removed too much of the humor and left the anger and scorn. This was a mistake rooted in hubris. Amy had provided me with the facts, conversation after conversation at the last WBC told me that there was a pervasive anger towards these awards, and I am usually pretty damn good at letting humor express anger. That last part is where the hubris comes…

    Joe Power/ Another Wine Blog- 1 readers -
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