Red Buttons

Feb 5, 1919
New York City, New York, USA


American actor Red Buttons, born Aaron Schwatt and raised on New York's Lower East Side, won an amateur night contest at age 12. By age 16 he was working in a Bronx tavern as a bellboy-singer; here he took the name "Red Buttons", in reference to his uniform. He went on to work the Catskills Mountains "Borscht Belt" and to perform as a burlesque… More


Red Buttons Videos

The Story Of Us
3 minutes 31 seconds
It Could Happen To You
2 minutes 17 seconds
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
3 minutes 39 seconds
The Ambulance
2 minutes 46 seconds
18 Again
1 minutes 5 seconds

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