Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

Actor and filmmaker
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Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966), known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929" when he "worked without interruption" on a series of films that make him "the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies". His career declined afterward with a loss of artistic independence when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, his wife divorced him, and he descended into alcoholism. He recovered in the 1940s, remarried, and revived his career as an honored comic performer for the rest of his life, earning an Honorary Academy Award in 1959.

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Full name at birth
Joseph Francis Keaton Jr.
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Claim to fame
The Great Stone Face
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Date of birth
4 October 1895
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Place of birth
Piqua, Kansas, USA
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Date of death
1 February 1966
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Lung Cancer
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Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
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Actor/Director/Producer and Writer
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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  • Porkpie Hat
  • Slapshoes
  • Deadpan Expression
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Net worth
$10,000,000 USD
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