Red Buttons

American comedian and actor

Red Buttons (born Aaron Chwatt, February 5, 1919 - July 13, 2006) was an Academy Award-winning American comedian and actor.

Red Buttons
Buttons in 1978
Aaron Chwatt

(1919-02-05)February 5, 1919[1]
DiedJuly 13, 2006(2006-07-13) (aged 87)
Cause of deathHypertension complicated by heart disease
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1944–2006
Roxanne Arlen (m. 1947–1949)

Helayne McNorton (m. 1949–1963)

Alicia Prats (m. 1964–2001)

Buttons won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie Sayonara.[2] He was also in the movie The Poseidon Adventure.


  1. Red Buttons Biography (1919-2006)
  2. "Comedian Red Buttons dies at 87". BBC News. 14 July 2006. Retrieved 2016-02-16.