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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

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Red Buttons Quotes:

Arthur Landau: [to Jean] You have the body of a woman and the emotions of a child!


Doctor: [Last lines] She's beyond help, Mrs. Bello.
Arthur Landau: She was only 26.
Doctor: Pneumonia is somethig we haven't conquered.
Arthur Landau: She dudn't die of pneumonia. She died of life. She gave it all to everyone else, and there wasn't enough left for her.


Robespierre: Why don't you go to Paris? Then you can drink "sham-pahg-nee" and eat "sham-pig-nons" and "champs ulysses"...


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

Father of Adam and Amy, with wife Alicia.

Got his stage name when he was a lad working at Dinty Moore's Tavern in the Bronx as a singer/waiter. He had to wear a uniform with 48 buttons, and with his red hair people started referring to him as Red Buttons.

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