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Red Buttons is a Actor American born on 5 february 1919 at New York City (USA)

Red Buttons

Red Buttons
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Birth name Aaron Chwatt
Nationality USA
Birth 5 february 1919 at New York City (USA)
Death 13 july 2006 (at 87 years) at Century City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Red Buttons (born Aaron Chwatt; February 5, 1919 – July 13, 2006) was an American comedian and actor.


Buttons married actress Roxanne Arlen in 1947, but it soon ended in divorce. He married Helayne McNorton on December 8, 1949, and they divorced 1963. His last marriage was to Alicia Pratt, and lasted from January 27, 1964, until her death in March 2001. Buttons had two children, Amy Buttons and Adam Buttons. He was the advertising spokesman for the Century Village, Florida, retirement community.

Buttons was an early member of the Synagogue for the Performing Arts, and at the time, Rabbi Jerome Cutler was the Rabbi.

Red Buttons died of complications from high blood pressure on July 13, 2006, at age 87 at his home in Century City, Los Angeles. He had been ill for a while and was with family members when he died. His ashes were given to his family after cremation.

Best films

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Pete's Dragon (1977)
Hatari! (1962)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

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Filmography of Red Buttons (31 films)

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The Story of Us, 1h35
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Red Buttons, Colleen Rennison, Tim Matheson, Jake Sandvig
Roles Arnie Jordan
Rating60% 3.000523.000523.000523.000523.00052
Ben Jordan (Bruce Willis) and his wife Katie (Michelle Pfeiffer) have been married for fifteen years; they have two children, Erin (Colleen Rennison) and Josh (Jake Sandvig), a nice home and a comfortable life. Their happy marriage, however, turns into a sham—a performance they deliver daily for the benefit of their children, while behind the scenes they cannot stand each other anymore. Sending their kids off to summer camp, Ben and Katie commence a trial separation, during which both try to recall what it is about the other that led them to fall in love in the first place.
It Could Happen to You, 1h41
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce, Isaac Hayes, Seymour Cassel
Roles Walter Zakuto
Rating64% 3.200583.200583.200583.200583.20058
Policeman Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a kind and generous man who loves his job in Queens, New York, where he lives. His wife, Muriel (Rosie Perez), works at a hair salon and, unlike him, is selfish, greedy, and materialistic, constantly complaining about their situation in life. Waitress Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda) is bankrupt because her husband, Eddie (Stanley Tucci), whom she could not yet afford to divorce, emptied their joint checking account without her permission, while also leaving her with a credit card debt of over $12,000. Charlie meets her when she waits on him at the diner where she works. Since he doesn't have enough money to pay the tip, he promises to give her either double of it or half of his prospective lottery winnings the next day. He wins $4 million (in 21 annual payments) in the lottery the next day and keeps his promise, despite Muriel's protests. He and Yvonne become stars almost immediately. She buys the diner and sets up a table with his name at which people who can't afford food can eat for free. In another development, he becomes a hero for foiling an attempted robbery at a grocery store but gets wounded in the process, forcing him to take leave from the police force. Meanwhile, Muriel goes on a shopping spree, and also contracts for disruptive renovations to their apartment without having consulted him.
The Ambulance, 1h31
Directed by Larry Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Horror, Romance
Themes La bande dessinée
Actors Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Red Buttons, Megan Gallagher, Janine Turner, Eric Braeden
Roles Elias Zacharai
Rating58% 2.9499852.9499852.9499852.9499852.949985
Aspiring comic book artist Josh Baker (Eric Roberts) meets a young woman named Cheryl (Janine Turner) on the streets of New York City, who proceeds to collapse and is rushed to a hospital by an ambulance. When Josh arrives at the hospital, he is shocked to find that there is no record of Cheryl ever being admitted and he soon learns another startling discovery, Cheryl's roommate also vanished after being picked up by the same ambulance. Convinced that there is some sort of conspiracy going on, Josh proceeds to investigate the disappearances, despite the overt disdain and discouragement from Lt. Spencer (James Earl Jones).
18 Again!
18 Again! (1988)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors George Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Red Buttons, Anita Morris
Roles Charlie
Rating57% 2.8519952.8519952.8519952.8519952.851995
Jack Watson (George Burns) is a millionaire playboy and businessman who is about to turn 81 years old just as his grandson David (Charlie Schlatter) is about to turn 18, but Jack laments his old age and wishes to get back to his teens once more. When an accident switches their souls, Jack gets to live his grandson's life and all that it entails: school, sports and romance. Unfortunately, David gets the "short end of the deal," as not only is he trapped in his grandfather's 81-year-old body, but he is also in a coma. The only one who knows the truth is his longtime friend Charlie (Red Buttons), whom Jack was able to convince by recounting experiences only they knew.
Alice in Wonderland, 3h7
Directed by Harry Harris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Sheila Mathews Allen, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing
Roles The White Rabbit
Rating78% 3.9293453.9293453.9293453.9293453.929345
The first part opens with Alice (Natalie Gregory) helping Mother (Sheilla Allen) set the table for tea time. Although thankful for her daughter's help, Mother tells Alice that she is still not grown-up enough to join the adults at tea. Alice goes outside to see her sister (played by Gregory's real-life older sister Sharee Gregory), but gets bored of reading a book with no pictures. Her sister tells her that she will understand when she grows up, but Alice thinks she is already grown up (after all, she's seven and a half).
When Time Ran Out..., 2h1
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Volcanisme, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Edward Albert
Roles Francis Fendly
Rating46% 2.312732.312732.312732.312732.31273
Shelby Gilmore (William Holden), who owns a newly constructed hotel on a remote Pacific island, wants desperately to marry his secretary, Kay Kirby (Jacqueline Bisset) and proposes to her under the impression that she'll become his seventh wife. Kay is in love with Hank Anderson (Paul Newman), an oil rigger whose scientists are warning him that a nearby active volcano is about to erupt.
C.H.O.M.P.S., 1h31
Directed by Don Chaffey, Burt Topper
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Wesley Eure, Red Buttons, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Jim Backus, Chuck McCann
Roles Bracken
Rating49% 2.460962.460962.460962.460962.46096
Brian Foster (Wesley Eure), a young inventor, creates a robotic dog for use as part of a home protection system. C.H.O.M.P.S. is an acronym for "Canine HOMe Protection System." Ralph Norton (Conrad Bain) is his boss who he constantly argues with. Norton's daughter Casey (Valerie Bertinelli) and Foster develop a relationship. A rival company wants the dog and sends a few petty criminals to dognap "C.H.O.M.P.S."
Movie Movie, 1h45
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Musical films
Actors George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach, Barry Bostwick, Harry Hamlin
Roles Peanuts / Jinks Murphy
Rating64% 3.246613.246613.246613.246613.24661
At the start of the film, George Burns tells us that we are about to see an old-style double feature. In the old days, he explains, movies were in black-and-white, except sometimes "when they sang it came out in color."
The Users
The Users (1978)
, 2h30
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jaclyn Smith, Tony Curtis, Red Buttons, Joan Fontaine, John Forsythe, George Hamilton
Roles Warren Ambrose
Rating60% 3.006013.006013.006013.006013.00601
Elena Scheider (Smith) is a prostitute with class who is hired by film producer Adam Baker (Hamilton) to seduce Randy Brent (Curtis), an actor who is working in Phoenix on his latest film The Last Man. Since the death of his wife, who committed suicide by overdose seven years ago, Randy has retired from the screen and he is now seen as a has-been. The Last Man is his first venture since the tragedy, but he has trouble shooting the love scenes. Elena successfully seduces him and he soon falls in love with her. It does not take long before she moves in with him in his mansion in Hollywood.
Pete's Dragon, 1h45
Directed by Don Bluth, Don Chaffey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about dragons, Musical films, Children's films, Films about child abuse
Actors Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Sean Marshall
Roles Hoagy
Rating63% 3.199913.199913.199913.199913.19991
In the early 1900s, a young orphan named Pete flees his abusive adoptive hillbilly family, the Gogans. As Lena Gogan and company pursue him ("The Happiest Home in These Hills"), an unseen force, which Pete calls Elliott, knocks them into a mud pit. The next morning, Pete and Elliott, a green and purple dragon who has the power of invisibility, share breakfast ("I Love You, Too") and visit Passamaquoddy, a village where the unseen Elliott, performing clumsy antics, causes Pete to be labeled a source of ill luck. Lampie, the drunken old lighthouse keeper, stumbles out of a tavern and encounters Pete. A mischievous Elliott makes himself visible, and a terrified Lampie runs into the saloon to warn the townsfolk ("I Saw a Dragon"). In a seaside cave, Pete scolds Elliott for causing trouble. Just as they make up, Lampie's daughter Nora appears, having spotted Pete earlier. She says that due to the ongoing tides from the sea, that it's unsafe for Pete to stay, thus leaving Elliott to remain there. She offers him shelter at the lighthouse, and they talk ("It's Not Easy"). Pete learns the story of Nora's fiancé, Paul, whose ship was reported lost at sea the previous year. Pete promises to ask Elliott about Paul, and Nora accepts, believing Elliott to be an imaginary friend.
Viva Knievel!, 1h46
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Red Buttons, Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Mitchell
Roles Ben Andrews
Rating34% 1.7167551.7167551.7167551.7167551.716755
Daredevil motorcycle rider Evel Knievel stars as himself in this fictional story. The film opens with Knievel sneaking into an orphanage late at night to deliver presents: Evel Knievel action figures. One of the boys casts away his crutches, telling Knievel that he'll walk after his accident just as Knievel had.
Gable and Lombard, 2h11
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Morgan Brittany, Melanie Mayron, Allen Garfield, Red Buttons
Roles Ivan Cooper
Rating52% 2.610342.610342.610342.610342.61034
The pair meet at a Hollywood party, where rugged leading man Gable eschews evening wear and screwball comedienne Lombard arrives in an ambulance that wrecks his car. They argue. He threatens to spank her. She punches him on the jaw. The two clearly dislike each other, and intensely so, but as fate conspires to bring them together again and again, they begin to admire each other and fall in love.
The Poseidon Adventure, 1h57
Directed by Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Adam Baldwin, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Roles James Martin
Rating71% 3.5504653.5504653.5504653.5504653.550465
The SS Poseidon, an ocean liner slated for retirement and scrapping, makes her way across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea from New York City to Athens. Despite protests from Captain Harrison, who fears for the ship's safety, the representative of her new owners, Mr. Linarcos, insists that she make full speed towards her destination to save money, preventing her from taking on additional ballast.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, 2h
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Dance films, Films about suicide
Actors Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Gig Young, Susannah York, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia
Roles Sailor
Rating78% 3.948593.948593.948593.948593.94859
Robert Syverton (Michael Sarrazin), who once dreamed of being a great film director, recalls the events leading to an unstated crime. In his youth, he saw a horse break its leg, after which it was shot and put out of its misery. Years later, in 1932 during the Great Depression, he wanders into a dance marathon about to begin in the shabby La Monica Ballroom, perched over the Pacific Ocean on the Santa Monica Pier, near Los Angeles. He is recruited by MC (Master of Ceremonies) Rocky (Gig Young) as a substitute partner for a cynical malcontent named Gloria (Jane Fonda), when her original partner is disqualified because of an ominous cough.