Buster Keaton – A Pictorial


“Not long ago a friend asked me what was the greatest pleasure I got from spending my whole life as an actor. There have been so many that I had to think about that for a moment. Then I said, ‘Like everyone else, I like to be with a happy crowd’.” ~ Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton with his sons James (b.1922) and Robert (b.1924)


“All my life I have been happiest when the folks watching me said to each other, ‘Look at the poor dope, wilya?'”. ~ Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton lounging on his convertable


“Is Hollywood the cruelest city in the world? Well, it can be. New York can be like that, too. You can be a Broadway star here one night, and something happens, and then you’re out… nobody knows you on the street. They forget you ever lived. It happens in Hollywood, too.” ~ Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton with Conchita Montenegro


“They say pantomime’s a lost art. It’s never been a lost art and never will be, because it’s too natural to do.” ~ Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton and Viola Dane


“What really got my goat at MGM were comedians like The Marx Brothers who never wrote their own jokes.” ~ Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton and 'friends'


“Charlie’s tramp was a bum with a bum’s philosophy. Lovable as he was, he would steal if he got the chance. My little fellow was a working man and honest.” ~ Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton and Jackie Cooper

“Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.” ~ Buster Keaton


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  1. […] turns as baby-faced, wide-eyed leading ladies in comedies. Her best remembered roles were opposite Buster Keaton in “College” (1927) and as one of the two flappers in Laurel & Hardy’s […]

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