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Posted on 07/13/2006 7:25:31 PM PDT by proudofthesouth
Just read on MSN.com that actor/comic Red Button has died at age 87.
He made me laugh, Rest in Peace!!!
I thought he'd died years ago. RIP.
I wonder if he ever had a dinner?
I searched on his name and nothing came up.
It's Red Buttons (with an "s" at the end.)
Nope. He neva had a dinner! :-)
Rest In Peace Red, We miss you already!
I don't know. Why don't you ask Ben Hur or his sister Ben Him, who once tried to switch but then they'd be Ben Gay, if he ever had a dinner.
(yeah, I'm gonna miss him.)
I think so.
"Hey hey, ho ho, strange things are happening."
That was the ditty Red sang on his TV show in the fifties.
"In 1982, Red Buttons finally had a dinner. The Friars Club honored him with a star-filled roast and a life-achievement award."
Red Buttons made a dozen movies in the 1970's, and appeared in scores of TV shows, like Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Jackie Gleason, Disneyland, and many, many more, all in the '70's.
He was also an Academy Awards presenter sometime in the '70's.
Methinks you're thinking the wrong "Red". :)
Loved Buttons....your spelling is wrong. He played in a number of John Wayne films. I'll never forget some of his roles. He wasn't a heavy weight or well known actor, but did a good job in his roles. Did a lot of TV spots. Probably more than movies.
My favorite Red Buttons Movie was Hatari and the scene with the monkey capture rocket.(Not the scene shown)
Possible, but I realy am 95% sure that it was Red Buttons.
June Allison, Aaron Spelling
Attilla the Hun....who once said "Sure I rape..sure I pillage...at least I gotta job"...never had a dinner.
Spelling was too long ago. June Allison and someone else died within the last few days. I'm still trying to remember who it was.
He was certainly a fine actor.
Red Buttons was such a talented man. My favorite role he played was that of Kelly, in Sayonara. He won an Academy Award for best supporting actor. I cry everytime I watch the scene when he and Katsumi (played by Miyoshi Umeki) die rather than be parted.
Yes, Rest in Peace, Mr. Buttons...what a fine Gentleman. ;o)
Sophia Loren who's baby once said, "Mama, is all of that for me?" never had a dinner.
Thank you. Other comedians that were also fine actors...Ed Wynn, Jackie Gleason and Robin williams. All award winners.
Thought that was dolly Parton...interchangeable
I remember him in these films: The Longest Day, The Poseidon Adventure and as "Pockets" in Hatari....a John Wayne film. He left a mark!
Hey use to do ads on tv for some hotel in the Catskills, anyone remember which one?
Maybe it was Red Foxx. Now, he would be an interesting house guest. You know if you really wanted to impress the boss and especially his wife.
Buttons made a lot of movies during the seventies, but his career spanned somewhere around fifty years.
He was born on the lower east side of Manhattan, in an area called "the miracle mile." Buttons, Fanny Brice, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, George Burns and George Gershwin all came from the same neighborhood.
Just a little Red Buttons info. Loved his work, especially Hatari, and was seriously jealous when he got Carol Linley in the Poseidon Adventure. I always thought in terms of appearance, she was as close to perfect as it gets.
I do remember his performances in "The Poseidon Adventure" and my favorite "Sayonara". Everytime I see "Sayonara" I start crying when Brando discovers the double suicide. My heart bleeds when he discovers his Japanese wife played by Myoshi Umeki is planning to slit her eyes. He so rough, tough Joe Kelly with a heart of gold.
I was planning on watching that movie...anything else you want to give away? :)
Barney Frank, who was once quoted as saying, "I never met a hamster I didn't like"... Never had a dinner.
Rosie O' Donnell, who was caught at the 'biker' bars asking "Your face or mine?"... Never had a dinner. Unless you count all the times she "ate out"...
You're bad, Bad, BAD! :)
Curiously, the only other public figure that I know who habitually uses this form is George W. Bush.
Jessica Simpson, who thinks Manual Labor is the president of Guatemala...Never had a dinner.
Anyone who lived in South Florida in the late 70s remember him as the spokesperson for "Century Village", in Fort Lauderdale, which I believe was the first Adult Community in the country.
That was Red Skelton that said that
I remember the great Red Skelton saying this at the end of every show but not Red Buttons.
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