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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton camera negatives from Sidewalks of New York by George Hurrell.

At the height of his powers, Buster Keaton can draw you in with his characters.  With his world crumbling around him, "The Great Stone Face" wears a mask of careful restraint that makes you laugh in the moment, but almost makes you weep in retrospect.  He was a singular genius.

"My favorite director of all time is Buster Keaton, and it goes deeper than just being a comedian, because he is a great director and actor and funny in an extremely human way.

Buster Keaton  AKA Joseph Frank Keaton VI    Born: 4-Oct-1895  Birthplace: Piqua, KS  Died: 1-Feb-1966  Location of death: Los Angeles, CA  Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Buster Keaton AKA Joseph Frank Keaton VI Born: Birthplace: Piqua, KS Died: Location of death: Los Angeles, CA Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Buster Keaton and Raquel Torres

Buster had to learn lines phonetically for the foreign language versions of his MGM films - Estrellados was the Spanish language version

Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Jimmy Durante and Buster Keaton (circa 1932)

Four comedy greats: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Jimmy Durante and the incomparable Buster Keaton.

An-unconventional-lady: Buster Keaton being bombarded by girls in The Cameraman, 1928

An-unconventional-ladies man: Buster Keaton being bombarded by girls in The Cameraman, 1928

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