“His comic ability as a child must have been phenomenal. By the time he was five or six he was being billed as ‘B U S T E R, assisted by Joe and Myra Keaton.’ ‘The reason the managers approved of my being featured was because I was unique, being at that time the only little hell-raising Huck Finn type boy in vaudeville. The parents of the others represented their boys as cute and charming Little Lord Fauntleroys.’ One of the most persuasive evidences of his talent at the time are the rumors prevalent about 1902 and 1903 that he was not a child at all, but a clever midget.”
Buster Keaton by David Robinson.
One of my heroes, at a very tender age … and already a veteran. Just look at that face.