Caption: Still of Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Actor, Writer, Director
Born: October 4, 1895
Star sign: Libra
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Known for: The General (1926), Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Seven Chances (1925), The Cameraman (1928)
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, ...