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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton's biography

Joseph Francis Keaton Jr. is 71 years old film actor born at Piqua, Kansas, USA. Buster was born on Friday 4th of October 1895. He is often nicknamed as The Great Stone Face, Malec, Joseph Frank Keaton, Buster Keaton. According to year of birth 1895 Buster belongs to Lost Generation. Birthday on 4th of October means Buster is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

Buster is native english speaker. Buster is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. He is roman catholic. His primary profession is to be film actor. You can know Buster also as film producer, writer, film editor, screenwriter, comedian, stunt performer, television actor, stage actor, mime artist, film director, actor. Buster is recently known as director.

Buster Keaton's dad

Buster Keaton's father's name is Joe Keaton. He is known as actor. His father was born on Saturday 6th of July 1867 in Indiana. Buster´s father died on Sunday 13th of January 1946 in Ventura County. Joe Keaton was 51 years old, when this happened.

Buster Keaton's mom

Buster Keaton's mother's name is Myra Keaton. She is known as actor. Buster´s mother was born on Tuesday 13th of March 1877 in Modale. Buster Keaton was born when she was only 18 years old. Buster´s mother died on Thursday 21st of July 1955 in Los Angeles. Myra Keaton was 60 years old, when this happened.

Buster Keaton's family

Buster has 2 sons.

Buster Keaton's son: Buster Keaton Jr.

Buster Keaton's son's name is Buster Keaton Jr.. Buster´s son was born on Friday 2nd of June 1922.

Buster Keaton's son: Bob Talmadge

Buster Keaton's son's name is Bob Talmadge. His son was born on Sunday 3rd of February 1924.

Buster Keaton's career

Buster´s main focus is to be film actor. Buster is famous thanks to The Great Stone Face.

Is Buster Keaton gay ?

He is known to be straight.

How did Buster Keaton die

He died on on Tuesday 1st of February 1966 when he was 71 years old at Woodland Hills. Buster Keatons death was caused by lung cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Buster Keaton's Awards

  • He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard.

Buster Keaton's Rankings

  • His performance as Johnny Gray in The General (1926) is ranked #34 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

What Buster Keaton has done for a first time

  • First married Mae Scriven in Mexico on January 1, 1932 before his divorce from Natalie Talmadge was final, then again legally in 1933.
  • He is believed to be the first person to use "Buster" as a name, and popularized its usage ever after.

Buster Keaton's quotes

  • No man can be a genius in slapshoes and a flat hat.
  • Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.
  • [Asked by a reporter at an MGM premiere, "Are you happy to be here?"] Of course, I got off location for this!
  • What used to get my goat at MGM were comedians like The Marx Brothers or [Bud Abbott] and [Lou Costello], who never worried about the script or the next scene. My God, we ate, slept and dreamed our pictures.
  • They say pantomime's a lost art. It's never been a lost art and never will be, because it's too natural to do.
  • Think slow, act fast.
  • Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.
  • [on the differences between his and Charles Chaplin's characters] Charlie's tramp was a bum with a bum's philosophy. Lovable as he was, he would steal if he got the chance. My little fellow was a working man and honest.
  • All my life, I have been happiest when the folks watching me said to each other, "Look at the poor dope, will ya?".
  • Not long ago, a friend asked me what was the greatest pleasure I got from spending my whole life as an actor. There have been so many that I had to think about that for a moment. Then I said, "Like everyone else, I like to be with a happy crowd.".
  • Dumb show is best for screen people, if they must appear in public.
  • Only things that one could imagine happening to real people, I guess, remain in a person's memory.
  • [on the advent of sound in the movies] In every picture it got tougher. They'd laugh their heads off at dialogue written by all your new writers. They were joke-happy. They didn't look for action; they were looking for funny things to say.
  • I always want the audience to out-guess me, and then I double-cross them.
  • A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.
  • [on why he did all his own stunts] Stuntmen don't get laughs.
  • Railroads are a great prop. You can do some awful wild things with railroads.

Buster Keaton's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Buster Keaton looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Buster is tall as 5' 6" (168 cm). Body build is slim. Buster´s eyes are tinted brown - dark. His hair is shade of black.