Buster Keaton Biography (1895-1966)

Original name, Joseph Francis Keaton VI; born October 4, 1895, in Piqua, KS;died of lung cancer, February 1, 1966, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Joe (an entertainer) and Myra (an entertainer) Keaton; brother of Harry Keaton (an actor) and Louise Keaton (an actress); married Natalie Talmadge, 1921 (divorced, 1932); married Mae Scribbens, 1933 (divorced, 1936); married Eleanor Norris, 1940; children: (first marriage) two sons, including Joe (an actor; later known variously as James Talmadge, James Keaton, and Buster Keaton Jr.).

The biographical film The Buster Keaton Story was released by Paramount in 1957.

Birth Details
October 4, 1895
Piqua, Kansas, United States
Death Details
February 1, 1966
Los Angeles, California, United States

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