Buster Keaton: The Great Stoneface
Buster Keaton was one of three great silent film comedians (along with Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd). Born into a performing family, Keaton’s father Joe owned a traveling vaudeville show with Harry Houdini called the Mohawk Indian Medicine Company. At the age of 18 months, Keaton fell down a flight of stairs without injury. Houdini observed the event and said, “That was a real buster.” The nickname stuck.