RED BUTTONS (Arnie) has been entertaining audiences for over seven decades. Whether performing on a New York City street corner, amusing troops in World War II, or appearing on the Broadway stage, Red Buttons is considered a respected talent in all genres.
After working as the youngest burlesque comedian in the business, Buttons made it to Broadway in 1942 in Vicki and Wine, Women and Song. While in the Army Air Corps, Buttons was in the Broadway show Winged Victory and then appeared in the motion picture. Immediately following, Buttons joined Mickey Rooney entertaining troops all throughout the World War II European Theater of Operations. Upon his return, he played Broadway movie houses with big bands and the café circuit.
On television, he starred in "The Red Buttons Show" where he won an Academy of Radio Television Arts and Science Award (the Emmy precursor) for Best Comedian. Red also appeared in the television series The Double Life of Henry Phyfe and has guest-starred on many shows including Ed Sullivan, Andy Williams, Dinah Shore and more recently, Roseanne and ER.
Red's film work consists of Sayonara; Imitation General; The Longest Day; Gay Puree; Harlow; Stagecoach; They Shoot Horses, Don't They; The Poseidon Adventure; Pete's Dragon; 18 Again and It Could Happen To You. He was awarded an Academy Award(r) for Best Supporting Actor for Sayonara and Golden Globe and Academy Award(r) Best Supporting Actor nominations for Harlow and They Shoot Horses, Don't They.