Buster Keanton

by Keegan Sanders

biography

buster Keaton was born October 4,1895 and died February 1,1966 he was introduced to film when he was 21 and eventually directed and starred in films in the 1920's he was one of the greatest comic actors of all time. He got the nickname of buster because he could really take or buster a fall at the age of six he fell down a flight of stairs

the Filmmaker

even in keaton's first film, a 1917 two-wheeler called "the butcher boy" starring Roscoe ("fatty") Arbuckle, keaton was extreme slapstick, with the young actor getting subjected to range of abuses, from being submerged in molasses to getting bit by a dog
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The Best of Buster Keaton

career undone

In 1928 Buster Keaton made the move that would later call the mistake of his life. where he proceeded to make a string of new sound comedies that fared decently at the box office but lacked the kind of Keaton punch the filmmaker had come to expect from his work.

Career rebuild

In 1940 Keaton's life started to move upward again. He got married for a third time, to a 21-year-old dancer named Eleanor Morris, who many credited with bring him stability. The two would remain together until Keaton's death in 1966.

Synopsis

Film comedian and director Buster Keaton was born on October 4, 1895, in Piqua, Kansas. Born to vaudeville performers, he began performing at age 3. He was introduced to film when he was 21 and eventually directed and starred in films in the 1920s. The talkies eventually pushed him out of demand, but he made a comeback in the 1940s and '50s, when he starred as himself in films like sunset boulevard