Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton IV, 1892 - 1966
In costume, wearing his signature porkpie hat (ca. 1939)
Born: 4 October 1892, Piqua, Kansas
Died: 1 February 1966, Woodland Hills, California
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Buster Keaton quotes:
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- A comedian does funny things; a good comedian does things funny. permalink
- Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest: Who could do the feature film with the least subtitles? permalink
interview with Studs Terkel (1960)
- The funny thing about our act is that dad gets the worst of it, although I'm the one who apparently receives the bruises ... the secret is in landing limp and breaking the fall with a foot or a hand. It's a knack. I started so young that landing right is second nature with me. Several times I'd have been killed if I hadn't been able to land like a cat. Imitators of our act don't last long, because they can't stand the treatment. permalink
The Detroit News interview (4 December 1914)
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