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Red Buttons

Actor + Comedian
Male
Born Feb 5, 1919
Hometown City of New York
Died Jul 13, 2006
Death Place Century City, Los...
Other Names Chwatt, Aaron

Red Buttons was an Academy Award-winning American comedian and actor.

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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Red Buttons was born Aaron Chwatt on February 5, 1919 in New York City to Jewish immigrants Sophie (née Baker) and Michael Chwatt. … Read More

TWENTIES

1939 20 Years Old Later that same summer, Buttons worked on the Borscht Belt; his straight man was Robert Alda. In 1939, Buttons started working for Minsky's Burlesque; in 1941, José Ferrer chose Buttons to appear in a Broadway show The Admiral Had a Wife. … Read More
1942 23 Years Old In September 1942, Buttons made his Broadway debut in Vickie with Ferrer and Uta Hagen. … Read More
1943 24 Years Old Drafted into the United States Army Air Forces, Buttons in 1943 appeared in the Army Air Forces' Broadway show Winged Victory, along with several future stars, including Mario Lanza, John Forsythe, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb. … Read More
1947 28 Years Old Buttons married actress Roxanne Arlen in 1947, but it soon ended in divorce.

THIRTIES

1949 30 Years Old His married to Helayne McNorton on December 8, 1949, and they divorced 1963.

FORTIES

1964 45 Years Old His last marriage was to Alicia Pratt, and lasted from January 27, 1964 until her death in March 2001. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2006 87 Years Old Red Buttons died of complications from high blood pressure in 2006 at his home in Century City, Los Angeles. … Read More
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