Muskegon in Muskegon County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Renowned actor and filmmaker, who called Muskegon home. Best known for his silent film comedies and dead-pan delivery, Keaton’s long career began in Vaudeville at three years old and included television, Broadway and modern film.
arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of movies.”
- Movie Critic, Roger Ebert
Sculptor: Emmanuil Janet Snitkovsky
A gift to our community from the
Alta Daetz Beautification and the Sidney & Eunice Bush Funds
at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County
Special contributions from
Ron Pesch * The Pesch Family * The International Buster Keaton Society, Inc.
Marcia Hovey Wright
Erected 2010 by Community Foundation for Muskegon County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 43° 14.104′ N, 86° 15.202′ W. Marker is in Muskegon, MichiganTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 West Western Avenue, Muskegon MI 49440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hackley Public Library (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Torrent House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muskegon Women's Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hackley-Holt House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hume House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hackley House (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskegon.
Also see . . . Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton. Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine show that included family friend, illusionist Harry Houdini. Keaton himself verified the origin of his nickname "Buster", given to him by Houdini, when at the age of three, fell down a flight of stairs and was picked up and dusted off by Houdini, who (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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