From 1948 to 1952, Buttons played the Broadway movie houses with the big bands and made guest appearances on such television shows as The Milton Berle Texaco Hour and Cavalcade of Stars. In 1952, he starred in his own television show The Red Buttons Show. Buttons won the Academy of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences Award (which later became the Emmy) as Best Comedian of 1953.
In 1957, Buttons won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his brilliant performance in the feature film Sayonara with Marlon Brando. His other feature film credits include Imitation General, The Big Circus, Hatari, The Longest Day, One, Two, Three, A Ticklish Affair, Your Cheating Heart, Gay Puree, Five Weeks In a Balloon, Up From the Beach, Harlow, Stagecoach, They Shoot Horses Don't They and The Poseidon Adventure.
Red Buttons Facts
|Birth Name||Aaron Chwatt|
|Birthday||February 5, 1919|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of death||July 13, 2006 (age 87)|
|Awards||1958 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Sayonara)|
|1958 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Sayanora)|