Famous silent screen star guests on The Donna Reed Show


Donna Reed and Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)


Joseph Frank Keaton, known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer.


This famous silent screen star appeared in two episodes of The Donna Reed Show. In Season 1, Episode 14, A Very Merry Christmas, he appeared as the hospital janitor impersonating Santa Claus. The comic suited up during a three-minute silent routine during which the cameras were left rolling. It was reported that the crowd gathered behind the camera choked back laughter; Donna stuffed a handkerchief in her mouth.