Buster Keaton


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Noun1.Buster Keaton - United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
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Among his topics are @RealCharlieChaplin, Buster Keaton verses the history of comedy, Lucy verses Lucille Ball, the back of Joan Crawford's head, the unexpected comedy stylings of Alfred Hitchcock, Ginger Rogers: sad Saks of Fifth Avenue, the love story of Captain McGloo, and the worst people in the world.
Highlights of the event are expected to include the silent film short "The Haunted House" starring Buster Keaton and a full-length feature with Charlie Chaplin, "The Kid." There will be a live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren, with film historian Annette Bochenek introducing the movies.
1895: Deadpan hero of the silent screen Buster Keaton was born in Kansas.
Charlie Chaplin stood at 5ft 4ins, Buster Keaton was 5f 5ins, as was harp-playing Harpo Marx of the Marx Brothers.
Buster Keaton's Hollywood career as an independent film-maker came to a crashing end when his hugely expensive 1926 epic failed to recoup its budget.
Directed by Alan Schneider, written by Samuel Beckett and starring Buster Keaton, "Film" is an experimental short movie that is totally silent.
A house on property behind the BevHills Hotel first developed by Buster Keaton has come up for sale for the first time in 60 years.
On Saturday night Heaton Park will host its annual silent film night which this year will pay tribute to Buster Keaton with an evening of the movie legend's films.
The film is Buster Keaton's 1922 comedy "The Electric House,'' in which he plays a botany student who is awarded an electrical engineering degree by mistake.
Gloria Swanson, Will Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, John Barrymore, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Jack Warner, Clara Bow, Marion Davies and Rudolph Valentino soon followed.
Telly comic Merton will take part in a tribute to his idol, the legendary slapstick actor Buster Keaton.