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).