Red Buttons
Actor, comedian
Red Buttons
Red Buttons was an Academy Award-winning American comedian and actor.
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Daily Proposition: try a Spanish red via the Barossa - Crikey
Google News - over 5 years
Maybe Julia Gillard, Red Skelton, Red Buttons (that's a bit too Rip Torn for my liking), reds under the bed or even Red Adair (he was a Texan who fought oil-well fires and fixed blowouts and, for theatrical types, was absolutely nothing to do with
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Stawell celebrates at racing's night of nights - Summit Sun
Google News - over 5 years
The awards were taken out by Red Buttons and the Burrumbeet Cup respectively, but it was a great honour for both to be nominated. Windarra Place won both the Ararat and Echuca Cups during her 2010/11 campaign and followed these victories up with an
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Coal terminal supporters, foes hash it out at forum - Longview Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Opponents of the terminal, which included some residents who live in the neighborhood of the proposed facility, sported red buttons with the word "Coal" crossed out. Despite the heated debate that has taken place over the plant for most of the year,
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My gran wasted away on hospital food.. I owed it to her to do better - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
When we got home she'd grill the bacon on one of those old enamel gas cookers with red buttons. It would take ages to warm up and cook, and the room would fill with the smell of cooking fat. My grandparents both encouraged me to cook and I worked in a
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JP DEVINE: Jerry Lewis takes a bow - Morning Sentinel
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The fabulous Buddy Hackett was one of those, as was Jack Carter, Red Buttons and the iconic Milton Berle, a pantheon of famous names most of you know. The era of the great clowns has ended now with Jerry's departure from the limelight
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Fame may be fleeting, but warm memories of Miyoshi Umeki live on - The Japan Times
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It was her performances there that led to her being cast as Katsumi, the wife of airman Joe Kelly (played by Red Buttons) in the 1957 film "Sayonara." "Sayonara" opens with your proverbial shots of temples and shrines, with kimono-clad women scurrying
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Watching an Evel Knievel drive-in reel - Princeton Daily Clarion
Google News - over 5 years
If he shared the screen only with "The Love Boat" guest stars Marjoe Gortner and Red Buttons, that would have been risky enough. But his daredevil stunts were matched onscreen by career-suicidal appearances by Lauren Hutton, Dabney Coleman,
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Catholic church recognizes 3 East Tennessee priests - WRCB-TV
Google News - over 5 years
"A Chaplain to His Holiness can wear a black cassock with red buttons," said Bishop Stika. "Prelate of Honor is the medium level, and they are allowed to wear the black cassock with the red buttons, but also the red cassock. Then finally there's one
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Jay tradition tailor-made for designing men - Toronto Star
Google News - over 5 years
The red is more subtle with a red hat, red and white V-neck collar, red buttons and a red tuxedo stripe down the pants and perhaps red numbers. “We're turning 35. We can make the statement without being totally in your face about it, having to wear a
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Last updated at 10:06 AM on 16th August 2011 - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Emma turned up for the launch party today looking gorgeous in a black polka dot dress with red buttons to match her hot red platforms. She joined a celeb turnout including new OK! TV Big Brother presenters Jenny Frost and Jeff Brazier,
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At Life's Excruciating Edge - TheTyee.ca
Google News - over 5 years
I used to memorize Red Buttons routines -- ancient monologues about his wife that I barely understood but my mom seemed to laugh at -- and insert them into fourth-grade playground banter as if they were coming to me deus ex machina
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Veteran of Victoria vegans opens a quirky little store - Victoria Times Colonist
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Most of the products are created by her friends, like Dolly Valentine who designed a black and white polkadot retro dress with red buttons. Siue Moffat makes the chocolate truffles in a variety of flavours. Her friend Jeanette Zeis makes
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Soaking up The Poseidon Adventure - Creative Loafing (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Red Buttons is similarly fine as a health nut whose eternal optimism goes a long way toward keeping the others focused. And while I generally can't stomach Shelley Winters (Oscar-nominated for this film), she clocks some effective moments as a kvetchy
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University of Michigan nurses union plans informational picket over contract ... - AnnArbor.com
Google News - over 5 years
Some nurses are wearing red buttons and donning red scrubs to support for the union. And a petition is circulating to support “Safe patient care,” said Katie Oppenheim, chair of the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council
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Why Do We Call the Gang of Six a "Gang"? - Slate Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
They were said to have worn large red buttons proclaiming "Join the Gang of Five" in black Chinese calligraphy. The media then started using the "gang" moniker with a neutral or even positive connotation. The next prominent "gang" consisted of seven
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When George Hartzog Jr. Asked What The National Park Service Might Face In The ... - National Parks Traveler
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Your question about the role of the National Park Service and the form and function of the National Park System in the next millennium pressed a lot of my red buttons. To have any notion at all of Service and System in the next millennium,
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VTech DS6421-3 Cordless Phone and Answering System Review - The Gadgeteer
Google News - over 5 years
The Green and Red buttons serve as call and end buttons along with other duty, and there is a Mute button that also serves as delete when listening to a recorded message. The one you may not be familiar with is the blue cell button
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 87
    Buttons died of complications from high blood pressure on July 13, 2006, at age 87 at his home in Century City, Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details He had been ill for a while and was with family members when he died. His ashes were given to his family after cremation.
  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 45
    His last marriage was to Alicia Pratts, which lasted from January 27, 1964, until her death in March 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Buttons had two children, Amy Buttons and Adam Buttons. He was the advertising spokesman for Century Village, Florida, a retirement community. Buttons was an early member of the Synagogue for the Performing Arts, and at the time, Rabbi Jerome Cutler was the Rabbi.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 30
    He married Helayne McNorton on December 8, 1949. They divorced in 1963.
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  • 1947
    Age 28
    Buttons married actress Roxanne Arlen in 1947, but the marriage soon ended in divorce.
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  • 1943
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A year later he appeared in Darryl F. Zanuck's movie version of Winged Victory, directed by George Cukor. Buttons also entertained troops in the European Theater in the same unit as Mickey Rooney. After the war, Buttons continued to do Broadway shows. He also performed at Broadway movie houses with big bands. In 1952, Buttons received his own variety series on television, "The Red Buttons Show," which ran for three years on CBS. It was the #11 show in prime time in 1952. In 1953, he recorded and had a two-sided hit with Strange Things Are Happening/The Ho Ho Song, with both sides/songs essentially being the same. His role in Sayonara was a dramatic departure from his previous work. In this film, co-starring with Marlon Brando, he played Joe Kelly, an American airman stationed in Kobe, Japan during the Korean War, who marries Katsumi, a Japanese woman (played by Miyoshi Umeki), but is barred from taking her back to the United States. His moving portrayal of Kelly's calm resolve not to abandon the relationship, and the touching reassurance of Katsumi, impressed audiences and critics alike. Buttons won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Umeki won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film.
  • 1942
    Age 23
    In September 1942, Buttons made his Broadway debut in Vickie with Ferrer and Uta Hagen.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he appeared in the Minsky's show Wine, Women and Song. This was the last classic Burlesque show in New York City history, as the Mayor La Guardia administration closed it down. Buttons was on stage when the show was raided.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The show was a farce set in Pearl Harbor, and it was due to open on December 8, 1941. It never did, as it was deemed inappropriate after the Japanese attack. In later years, Buttons would joke that the Japanese only attacked Pearl Harbor to keep him off Broadway.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Age 0
    Red Buttons was born Aaron Chwatt on February 5, 1919, in New York City, to Jewish immigrants Sophie (née Baker) and Michael Chwatt.
    More Details Hide Details At sixteen years old, Chwatt got a job as an entertaining bellhop at Ryan's Tavern in City Island, Bronx. The combination of his red hair and the large, shiny buttons on the bellhop uniforms inspired orchestra leader Charles "Dinty" Moore to call him "Red Buttons," the name under which he would later perform. Later that same summer, Buttons worked on the Borscht Belt; his straight man was Robert Alda. Buttons was working at the Irvington Hotel in South Fallsburg, New York, when the Master of Ceremonies became incapacitated, and he asked for the chance to replace him.
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