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)

    … to Joe Roberts. I’ve always been mystified how the public gets angry at France when they sometimes criticize the actions of the U.S. Allies who let you do stupid things have their uses, I suppose. An ally who is brave enough to point out your folly when it is way less risky to stay out of the fray is more than an ally, that’s a good friend. So…

    Joe Power/ Another Wine Blog- 1 readers -