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Buster Keaton (1895–1966)


When, at six months, he tumbled down a flight of stairs unharmed, he was given the name "Buster" by Harry Houdini who, along with W.C. Fields, Bill Robinson ("Bojangles"), Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson shared headlines with "The Three Keatons": Buster, his father Joe Keaton and mother Myra Keaton. Their act, one of the most dangerous in vaudeville, ... See full bio »

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8 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

'Buster' Keaton

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I've had few dull moments [in my life] and not too many sad and defeated ones. In saying this, I am by no means overlooking the rough and rocky years I've lived through. But I was not brought up thinking life would be easy. I always expected to work hard for my money and to get nothing I did not earn. And the bad years, it seems to me, were so few that only a dyed-in-the-wool grouch who enjoys ... See more »

Trivia:

Fractured his neck while filming Sherlock Jr. (1924) and did not learn about it until a doctor saw X-rays of his neck during a routine physical examination many years later. See more »

Trademark:

Used the camera to help comedy, e.g. to create effect of rocking boat in beginning of The Boat (1921). See more »

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Malec See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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