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Natalie Talmadge

Natalie Talmadge

Daughter of Margaret Talmadge

Embittered after her divorce from Buster Keaton, she had her son's name legally changed from Robert Keaton to Robert Talmadge. She never remarried.

Entire west wing of Italian Villa was hers; dressingrooms packed with clothes she never even wore.

In 1927, the Talmadge sisters opened the Talmadge Park real estate development in San Diego, California, USA. Now known as the Talmadge district, the development contains streets named for each of the sisters. The district is located about one mile southwest of the San Diego State University campus.

Like her sisters, her grave marker gives a false date of birth (1900).



Middle sister of Norma Talmadge and Constance Talmadge.

Mother, with Buster Keaton, of sons Bob Talmadge and Buster Keaton Jr..

On her wedding day to Buster Keaton, her sisters gave her a modified 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout. (typical of high end cars of the era, it received a customized body. Murphy Coachworks of Pasadena extended the cowl, installed a taller windshield and added a door on the right side). Buster drove the car in Three Ages (1923). A color photo of the car, which still exists, was printed in the February 1993 issue of Road & Track (USA).

Three months pregnant with her second son, Bob Talmadge (Robert), when principle photography for Our Hospitality (1923) began.


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