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(2712) Keaton

Reference work entry

1937 YD. Discovered 1937 Dec. 29 by G. Kulin at Budapest. Independently discovered 1937 December 29 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named for Joseph Francis (“Buster”) Keaton (1895–1966), American comedian, film actor and director. He joined his family’s acrobatic act in vaudeville when still a child, and he perfected his art both as a comic actor and director producing three classic stony-faced performances in Sherlock Junior, The Navigator and The General, all masterpieces of the silent screen. Thereafter his career declined, but the film The Buster Keaton Story, a 1957 screen biography, restored Keaton to his rightful place as one of the world’s greatest comedians. (M 22496)

Name proposed by G. V. and R. Williams, the identifications for this object having been made by C. M. Bardwell.

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