Red Buttons

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Red Buttons

Born

2/5/1919, New York,New York, USA

Died

7/13/2006

Birth Name

Aaron Chwatt

Gender

Male
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Red Buttons, born Aaron Chwatt on February 5, 1919, in New York City, was a stand-up comedian, successful singer and songwriter and an award-winning actor. His stage name evolved from a many-buttoned uniform he wore as a singing bellhop combined with his bright red hair. A U.S. Marine…more

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  • Red Butttons: Drama was his forte also!

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    Red Buttons will always be remembered as the gentle little comedian, but I think his best work was in drama. His supporting role in Sayonara, was just riveting. He held his own against Brando, when a lot of actors were afraid even to try. The emotion coming from the screen when he realized he was going to have to leave his young bride behind was devastating. Buttons won an Academy Award as Best Supporting actor for Sayonara and it was richly deserved. It is just a shane that Buttons didn't stick to more dramatic roles in his latter career. He shined in just that...........moreless
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