Knowledge Identifier: +Buster_Keaton
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1895.
Countries: United States (65%), United Kingdom (8%), (8%)
Linked to: American Film Institute, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
In February 1917, Keaton met Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle at the Talmadge Studios in New York City, where Arbuckle was under contract to Joseph M. Schenck.
Roscoe Arbuckle - Arbuckle gave Buster Keaton his first film-making work in the 1917 short, "The Butcher Boy"
Edward Coxen - By the time Coxen entered entered his 40s in the 1920s, he became largely a supporting actor usually portraying villains, but working with stars such as Buster Keaton
Film - However, in the 1920s, European filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau and Fritz Lang, in many ways inspired by the meteoric wartime progress of film through Griffith, along with the contributions of Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others, quickly caught up with American film-making and continued to further advance the medium
Jules Furthman - In 1920, he married the actress Sybil Seely, who played in five films directed by Buster Keaton and bore him a son in 1921 and retired from acting in 1922
Joe Roberts - When Buster Keaton's film apprenticeship years with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle came to an end, and Keaton began making his own shorts in 1920, he asked Roberts to join him
Hard Luck (1921 film) - "'Hard Luck"' is a 1921 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton
Natalie Talmadge - Talmadge married Buster Keaton on May 31, 1921, after an unusual courtship where they did not see each other for two years and exchanged no love letters
The Blacksmith - "'The Blacksmith"' is a 1922 American short comedy film co-written, co-directed by and featuring Buster Keaton
Jean Arthur - Aside from appearing in films for Action Pictures between 1924 and 1926, she appeared in some independent westerns including "The Drug Store Cowboy" , and westerns for Poverty Row, as well as having an uncredited bit part in Buster Keaton's "Seven Chances"
Charlie Chaplin - There is evidence that Chaplin and Keaton, who both got their start in vaudeville, thought highly of one another: Keaton stated in his autobiography that Chaplin was the greatest comedian that ever lived, and the greatest comedy director, whereas Chaplin welcomed Keaton to United Artists in 1925, advised him against his disastrous move to MGM in 1928, and for his last American film, Limelight, wrote a part specifically for Keaton as his first on-screen comedy partner since 1915.
James J. Andrews - Buster Keaton's 1927 feature-length comedy masterpiece "The General" was loosely based on the incident
Marion Mack - In 1927 she was cast in her best known role as "Annabelle Lee", the estranged girlfriend of Buster Keaton's character, "Johnnie Gray", in "The General"
Marceline Day - Marceline Day is probably best recalled for her appearances in the now lost 1927 Tod Browning directed horror classic "London After Midnight" opposite Lon Chaney and Conrad Nagel, her role as Sally Richards in the 1928 comedy "The Cameraman" opposite Buster Keaton, and the 1929 drama "The Jazz Age" opposite Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Dorothy Sebastian - Sebastian appeared in 1929's "Spite Marriage", wherein she was cast opposite her then-lover Buster Keaton
In 1934, Keaton accepted an offer to make an independent film in Paris , Le Roi des Champs-Élysees.
Charles Lamont - By 1934 Lamont was Educational's top director, and he collaborated with Buster Keaton on most of Keaton's 16 Educational shorts
When the series lapsed in 1937, Keaton returned to MGM as a gag writer, including the Marx Brothers films At the Circus and Go West, and providing material for Red Skelton.
Richard Fiske - The tall, handsome young actor signed a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1938, and appeared regularly in the studio's "B" pictures, serials, and short subjects, including major roles in the popular serials "The Spider's Web" and "Flying G-Men" , frequent castings in the "Blondie", "The Lone Wolf", and "Boston Blackie" series, and equally frequent work with short-subject comedians Charley Chase, Andy Clyde, and Buster Keaton
In 1939, Columbia Pictures hired Keaton to star in ten two-reel comedies, running for two years.
Margaret Hamilton - Hamilton co-starred opposite Buster Keaton and Richard Cromwell, in a 1940s spoof of the long-running local melodrama "The Drunkard", entitled "The Villain Still Pursued Her"
Boris Karloff - The actor appeared at a celebrity baseball game as the Monster in 1940, hitting a gag home run and making catcher Buster Keaton fall into an acrobatic dead faint as the Monster stomped into home plate.
Between 1947 and 1954, they appeared regularly in the Cirque Medrano in Paris as a double act.
Billy Gilbert - Gilbert worked in 1950s television, including a memorable pantomime sketch with Buster Keaton
Del Lord - In 1952, he directed Buster Keaton in an industrial featurette, "A Paradise for Buster"
In 1954, Keaton played his first television dramatic role in "The Awakening", an episode of the syndicated anthology series Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents.
In 1960, Keaton returned to MGM for the final time, playing a lion tamer in a 1960 adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
In 1961, he starred in The Twilight Zone episode "Once Upon a Time", which included both silent and sound sequences.
In 1987 Italian singer-songwriters Claudio Lolli and Francesco Guccini wrote a song, "Keaton", about his work in Italy on the 1966 film "Due Marines e un Generale"
In 1994, caricaturist Al Hirschfeld penned a series of silent film stars for the United States Post Office, including Rudolph Valentino and Keaton
In 2018 filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich released "The Great Buster", a documentary about Keaton's life, career, and legacy