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Muskegon in Muskegon County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Buster Keaton

1895-1966

 
 
Buster Keaton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
1. Buster Keaton Marker
Inscription.
Renowned actor and filmmaker, who called Muskegon home. Best known for his silent film comedies and dead-pan delivery, Keatonís long career began in Vaudeville at three years old and included television, Broadway and modern film.
”Keatonís extraordinary period from 1920-1929Ö make him,
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.
 
Location. 43° 14.104′ N, 86° 15.202′ W. Marker is in Muskegon, Michigan, in Muskegon County. Marker is on West Western Avenue west of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and Buster Keaton sculpture are located on the sidewalk, beside the old Frauenthal Theater building, just west of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 West Western Avenue, Muskegon MI 49440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Buster Keaton Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
2. Buster Keaton Marker (tall view)
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hume House (approx. ľ mile away); Hackley House (approx. ľ mile away); Union Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lakeside (approx. 2 miles away); Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bluffton Actors' Colony / Buster Keaton (approx. 4 miles away); Muskegon Fishing Reef (approx. 4Ĺ miles away); DeWitt School (approx. 9.2 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 said to Keaton's father Joe, also nearby, that the fall was 'a buster'. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Buster Keaton Marker & Sculpture (<i>wide view; marker in background on right side of bench</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
3. Buster Keaton Marker & Sculpture (wide view; marker in background on right side of bench)
Buster Keaton Sculpture (<i>tall view; Frauenthal Theater in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
4. Buster Keaton Sculpture (tall view; Frauenthal Theater in background)
Buster Keaton Sculpture (<i>tall view; West Western Avenue in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
5. Buster Keaton Sculpture (tall view; West Western Avenue in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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