|Birthname||Joseph Frank Keaton|
|born on||4 October 1895 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Piqua, Kansas, 37n55, 95w32|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°53' 15°35 Asc. 29°25'|
American comedian, considered one of the greats of silent pictures for his physical humor and pantomime. His films include "The Cameraman," 1928 up to "When Comedy Was King," 1962. A film was made of his life in 1957. Keaton died of lung cancer on 1 February 1966.
- Work : New Career 1928 (Appearance in "The Cameraman")
- Work : Gain social status 1957 (Film made of his life)
Sy Scholfield quotes his father in an interview, "BUSTER SMILES FOR THIS SCRIBE: Keaton Pleased With Success of 'Battling Butler'," by Alma Whitaker, Los Angeles Times, 29 August 1926, p. C19: "So papa told how Buster was born at 3 a.m. on one hurricane night in Pickway, Kan., when their tent was blown away..."
Penfield Collection gives a spec time of 8pm "based on his biography which states he was born between acts of his parent's medicine show." LMR can only find one biography, "My Wonderful World of Slapstick," by Keaton with C. Samuels, on which it states on p.20, "My birth in Pickway on October 4, 1895, was uneventful."
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung, terminal)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Silents, film)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Pantomine and physical humor)