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Red Buttons
Born February 5, 1919
New York, New York, U.S.
Died July 13, 2006
Century City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Academy Awards
Best Supporting Actor, 1957
Sayonara

Red Buttons (February 5, 1919July 13, 2006) was the stage name of American comedian and actor Aaron Chwatt. He won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Airman Joe Kelly in Sayonara (1957), a rare dramatic role. February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Century City Skyline on an unusually smog-free day as seen from Runyon Canyon. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter Ace during the Korean War. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (450x638, 106 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (450x638, 106 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stage name, or a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers (such as actors, comedians, musicians, and clowns) Performers take stage names for many reasons, often because their real name is considered unattractive, dull, unintentionally amusing, already used, difficult to pronounce or spell, or projects the... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter Ace during the Korean War. ... // October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, opens. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Chwatt was born in New York City to Jewish immigrants.[1] 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 shiny buttoned bellhop uniform inspired orchestra leader Charles "Dinty" Moore to call him Red Buttons, the name under which he would later perform. Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ... A bellhop (also bellboy or bellman) is the term for a hotel employee who helps patrons with their luggage while checking in or out. ... City Island is a small island approximately 1. ...


Later that same summer, Buttons worked on the Borscht Belt; his straightman 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. 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 of Broadway. Borscht Belt is an informal term for the summer resorts of the Catskill Mountains in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in upstate New York which were frequented by Ashkenazic Jews. ... Actor Aldas record release of Italian songs Robert Alda (born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto DAbruzzo on February 26, 1914, died May 3, 1986) was an Italian-American actor. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Minskys Burlesque refers to the infamous brand of burlesque presented by the four Minsky brothers between the years 1912 and 1937 primarily in New York. ... This article is about the year. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an actor and film director, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... A farce is a comedy written for the stage, or a film, which aims to entertain the audience by means of unlikely and extravagant - yet often possible - situations, disguise and mistaken identity, verbal humour of varying degrees of sophistication, which may include puns and sexual innuendo, and a fast-paced... Satellite image of Pearl Harbor. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Husband Kimmel (USN), Walter Short (USA) Chuichi Nagumo (IJN), Mitsuo Fuchida (IJNAS) (1st aerial wave), Shigekazu Shimazaki (IJNAS) (2nd aerial wave) Strength 8 battleships, 8 cruisers, 29 destroyers, 9 submarines, ~50 other ships, ~390 planes 6 aircraft carriers, 2 battleships, 3 cruisers, 9...


Career

In September 1942, Buttons at last got his Broadway debut in Vickie with Ferrer and Uta Hagen. Later that year, he appeared in the Minsky's show Wine, Women and Song; this was the last 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. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Uta Hagen with Paul Robeson in the Theatre Guild production of Othello, which ran on Broadway from 1943 to 1945. ... Photograph of Sally Rand, 1934. ... Fiorello Henry LaGuardia (born Fiorello Enrico LaGuardia December 11, 1882–September 20, 1947) was the Republican Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945. ...


1943 saw Buttons in the Army Air Corps. He was also chosen to appear in the Broadway show Winged Victory, as well as appearing in the Darryl F. Zanuck movie version. He later went on to join Mickey Rooney's outfit, and he entertained troops in the European Theater of operations. 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army. ... Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career being rivalled only by that of Adolph Zukor). ... Mickey Rooney, 1940s. ... The European Theatre was an area of heavy fighting across Europe, during World War II, from 1 September 1939 to 8 May 1945. ...

Red Buttons playing opposite Miyoshi Umeki and Marlon Brando in Sayonara
Red Buttons playing opposite Miyoshi Umeki and Marlon Brando in Sayonara

After the war, Buttons continued to do Broadway shows. He also performed at Broadway movie houses with the Big Bands. In 1952, Buttons received his own variety series on television - The Red Buttons Show ran for three years, and achieved high levels of success. His catch phrase from the show, "strange things are happening," entered the national vocabulary briefly in the mid-1950s. Image File history File links Buttons-Sayonara. ... Image File history File links Buttons-Sayonara. ... Miyoshi Umeki (born on April 3, 1929 in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan) is an actress. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from 1935 until the late 1940s. ... See also: 1951 in television, other events of 1952, 1953 in television and the list of years in television. // Events February 15 - The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK. August 1 - First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ...


His role in Sayonara was a dramatic departure from his previous work. In that film, he played Joe Kelly, a American airman stationed in Kobe, Japan during the Korean War, who falls in love with a Katsumi, a Japanese woman (played by Miyoshi Umeki), but is barred from marrying her by military rules intended to reassure the local populace that the U.S. presence is temporary. His portrayal of Kelly's calm resolve to not abandon the relationship and touching reassurance of Katsumi impressed audiences and critics alike; both he and Umeki won Academy Awards for the film. After his Oscar-winning role, Buttons performed in numerous feature films, including Hatari!, The Longest Day, Harlow, The Poseidon Adventure, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, and Pete's Dragon. He also made many memorable TV appearances on programs including It's Garry Shandling's Show, ER and Roseanne. Aircraft of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and coalition counterparts stationed together at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in southwest Asia, fly over the desert. ... , Kobe ) is a city in Japan located on the island of Honshu. ... Combatants United Nations: Republic of Korea  Australia  Belgium Canada  Colombia Ethiopia  France Greece  Netherlands  New Zealand  Philippines South Africa  Thailand  Turkey  United Kingdom United States Medical staff:  Denmark  India  Italy  Norway  Sweden Communist states: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea People’s Republic of China  Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee... Katsumi (born April 9, 1979 in Paris, France) is a porn star of French/Vietnamese extraction whos known for her anal sex scenes and renowned for her ability to deepthroat as well as handle large penises. ... Miyoshi Umeki (born on April 3, 1929 in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan) is an actress. ... Hatari! is a 1962 American film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // Background The movie was adapted by Romain Gary... Harlow is the title of two competing biographical films released through Paramount Pictures and the foreign film distributor Magna Pictures, both portraying the life of actress Jean Harlow. ... The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 action/adventure/disaster film based on a novel by Paul Gallico. ... They Shoot Horses, Dont They? is a 1969 film which tells the story of several contestants in a Depression-era dance marathon. ... Promotional poster for the theatrical release of Petes Dragon. ... Its Garry Shandlings Show is one of the first original programs created by the fledgling Showtime network in the mid-80s to compete with original HBO comedies like Not Necessarily the News. ... ER is a long-running American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, writer, talk-show host, and comedian. ...


He became a nationally recognizable comedian, and his "Never Got A Dinner" sketch was a standard at the Dean Martin roasts for many years. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He is #71 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Comedy Central is a cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The American television channel Comedy Central aired this list in 2004 and it represents an American perspective. ...


Personal life

From 1947 to 1951, Buttons was married to actress Roxanne Arlen, who would have been only 16 if her year of birth (1931), given by some sources, is accurate. His next marriage was to Helayne McNorton, from December 8, 1949 until 1963. His last marriage was to Alicia Prats, which lasted from January 27, 1964 until her death in March 2001. In 2000, Alicia Pratt was arrested for possession of marijuana in the company of another woman. Buttons had two children, daughter Amy Buttons Morgress and son Adam Buttons. He was the advertising spokesman for the Century Village, Florida retirement community. December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2001. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Century Village is a census-designated place located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... A retirement community is a very broad, generic term that covers many varieties of housing for retirees and seniors - especially designed or geared for people who no longer work, or restricted to those over a certain age. ...


Buttons died of vascular disease on July 13, 2006 at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles. His spokesman said Buttons had been ill for some time and was with family members when he died. [1] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Coronary heart disease. ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Century City Skyline on an unusually smog-free day as seen from Runyon Canyon. ...


Filmography

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Awards

Academy Awards

Won: The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ...

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter Ace during the Korean War. ...

Golden Globe Awards

Won: The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • Best Supporting Actor (Sayonara, 1958)

Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter Ace during the Korean War. ...

Preceded by
Anthony Quinn
for Lust for Life
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1957
for Sayonara
Succeeded by
Burl Ives
for The Big Country

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Harlow is the title of two competing biographical films released through Paramount Pictures and the foreign film distributor Magna Pictures, both portraying the life of actress Jean Harlow. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... They Shoot Horses, Dont They? is a 1969 film which tells the story of several contestants in a Depression-era dance marathon. ... Anthony Quinn Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican-American actor, as well as a painter and writer. ... Lust for Life is a 1956 film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone and adapted by Norman Corwin. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter Ace during the Korean War. ... Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (14 June 1909 – 14 April 1995) was an acclaimed American folk music singer, author, and actor. ... The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Motion Pictures". Encyclopaedia Judaica. (1971-1972). Keter Publishing House. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ...

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Red Buttons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
Red Buttons (February 5, 1919 - July 13, 2006) was the stage name of American comedian and actor Aaron Chwatt.
Buttons received his own variety series on television in 1952 — The Red Buttons Show ran for three years and achieved high levels of success.
Buttons died of vascular disease on July 13, 2006 at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles.
Red Buttons (883 words)
At age seven, Red (who was really Aaron Chwatt, and whose nickname was "Irish" because of his red hair, blue eyes and a green sweater which he wore in his public school graduation) could be seen performing on street corners for pennies.
Red had the honor to perform at the Potsdam Conference and was among the first troops to enter Berlin.
Red Buttons has been honored by The City of Hope "Spirit of Life" Award; the Eddie Cantor Foundation's "Suzie" Award; the Friar's Club "Lifetime Achievement" Award; and the Junior Achievement Award for his charitable contributions to all causes.
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