Keaton Sons Change Names to Talmadge


July 2, 1942, Comics

July 2, 1942: Buster Keaton’s sons Robert, 18, and James, 20, legally change their last names to Talmadge after a petition to the court by Keaton’s ex-wife Natalie Talmadge.

Lee Gilcrease, 29, kills his wife, Ethel, and commits suicide in an orange grove near 14333 Van Nuys Blvd., leaving their children, ages 3 and 2 months, without parents. Gilcrease apparently suspected his wife of being unfaithful and said in a suicide note: “I am stopping it all.”

July 2, 1942, Keaton Children

July 1, 1942, Keaton Children

14333 Van Nuys Blvd.,
The 14300 block of Van Nuys Boulevard via Google’s Street View.

July 1, 1942, Murder-Suicide

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