‘How Buster Keaton Got His Name’ – Buster Keaton, Born on 4 October 1895

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Joseph Frank ‘Buster’ Keaton, ‘the Great Stone Face’ and a silent clown of genius, was born in Piqua, Kansas, on 4 October 1895.

To celebrate the day, here is a newspaper article that reports on how ‘Buster’ came to be called ‘Buster’.

Read our blog post entitled ‘Buster Keaton Almost Laughs’.

historical newspaper report on buster keaton

Evening Telegraph – Monday 08 December 1930

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


historical newspaper report on buster keaton


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