Today theTUNDRA honors the birthday of revolutionary filmmaker Buster Keaton, writer and director of classic silent era films like Sherlock Jr. and The General. Born into a vaudeville family, Keaton was destined for the big screen, quickly making his way into the motion picture industry after serving in the United States Army's 40th Infantry Division during World War I. Known for his trademark deadpan expression, Keaton’s physical comedy and endearing storytelling made him a major box office draw before “talkies” took over Hollywood. In 1959, Keaton was presented with an Honorary Academy Award, recognizing "his unique talents which brought immortal comedies to the screen”.
“A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.” —