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Red Buttons

(Aaron Chwatt)
actor, comedian
Born: 2/5/1919
Birthplace: New York City

At the age of sixteen, Buttons began working as a comedian in vaudeville, burlesque, and on the Catskills “ Borscht Circuit.” Among his career credits are a television variety show, The Red Buttons Show (1952–55), and countless television, stage, and film appearances, including Harlow (1965), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), and Sayonara (1957) for which he won an Oscar.

Died: Los Angeles, July 13, 2006

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