Co-starred in a pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom called "Medicine Man" which also featured Ernie Kovacs
(Kovacs died a week after the pilot was completed).
8 Biographical Movies |
20 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
7 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Did You Know?
[on his time working as an uncredited gag writer for The Marx Brothers
at MGM] It was an event when you could get all three of them on the set at the same time. The minute you started a picture with the Marx brothers you hired three assistant directors, one for each Marx brother. You had two of 'em while you went to look for the third one and the first two would disappear.
There is much legend regarding the conception of his nickname, Buster. Many attribute the name to the legendary Harry Houdini
, who was the partner of Joe Keaton
(Buster's father) in the medicine-show group "Kathleen Marownen", after he saw a young Buster fall down a set of stairs without any injury. Others have said that it was Joe who conceived the name after he saw Buster's accident, while ...
Pork pie hat, slapshoes, deadpan expression
The Great Stone Face