Red Buttons Overview:

Legendary actor, Red Buttons, was born Aaron Chwatt on Feb 5, 1919 in New York City, NY. Buttons died at the age of 87 on Jul 13, 2006 in Century City, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



Red Buttons was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Sayonara (as Joe Kelly) in 1957.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1957Best Supporting ActorSayonara (1957)Joe KellyWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Reginald Marsh's "", 1936

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Red Buttons Quotes:

Robespierre: Jean Tom, do we have to keep doing this? I think we should stop. We could get killed on this track!
Jean Tom: But I'm not going to stop until I find Mewsette.
Robespierre: Fine. You look for Mewsette. I'm gonna look for trains.

Jean Tom: Oh, it's such a big ocean, Robespierre... Bigger than the whole world...
Robespierre: You gotta look at it differently, Jean Tom. Why, it's only little drops...

Robespierre: [barely wakes up] Good morning, Jean Tom. Nighty night.
[falls asleep]

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Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1957

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Red Buttons Facts
Was the oldest guest to appear on "Dennis Miller Live" (1994). On the 6 August 1999 episode, he was 80 years, 6 months and 1 day old.

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 80-81. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Has 2 children: Adam and Amy. Also, has a sister.

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