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Buster Keaton

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Birthday
4, 1895
Birthplace
Piqua, KS
Death Date
Feb 1, 1966 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1895
Birthplace
Piqua, KS
Death Date
Feb 1, 1966 (70)

About

Stone-faced silent film icon and the original physical comedian who directed and starred in The General in 1926. He received an honorary Academy Award in 1958. Keaton has two stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. 

Before Fame

He first appeared on stage alongside his parents in The Three Keatons at age three. The acts they would do often involved his father throwing him around the stage and doing lots of trick falls. His parents were questioned by the authorities about allegations of child abuse, but he could always prove he wasn't actually being hurt.

Trivia

He took on his legendary deadpan after realizing that his gags got less of a laugh if he smiled and was soon given the nickname The Great Stone Face.

Family Life

He became an alcoholic after the failure of his first marriage. He was married three times; to Natalie Talmadge, Mae Scriven, and Eleanor Norris. He had two sons named Bob and Buster Jr.

Associated With

Donald O'Connor played him in his biography, The Buster Keaton Story.