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Birth Date:February 5, 1919
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
Birth Name:Aaron Chwatt
Birth Place:New York City


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Red Buttons

Biography:Red Buttons (born February 5, 1919) is the stage name of American comedian and actor Aaron Chwatt. He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Sergeant Joe Kelly in Sayonara (1957).

Born in New York City to a Jewish family, Chwatt received the nickname as a young man, when he worked as a waiter in Dinty Moore's Tavern in The Bronx — his uniform's shiny buttons and his bright red hair caused patrons to give him the name he would later perform under.

From 1947 to 1951, he was married to actress Roxanne Arlen, who would have been only 16 if her Wikipedia year of birth (1931) is accurate. His next marriage was to Helayne McNorton, from December 8, 1949 until 1963, when they divorced. His last marriage was to Alicia Pratt, from January 27, 1964, until her death in March 2001. Pratt conducted a long-term lesbian affair during their marriage.

After years performing burlesque and doing comedy routines in the Borscht Belt, Buttons received his own variety series on television in 1952 — The Red Buttons Show ran for three years and achieved high levels of success. His catchphrase from the show, "strange things are happening", entered the national vocabulary briefly in the mid-1950s.

After his Oscar-winning role in Sayonara, Buttons performed in numerous feature films, including Hatari!, The Longest Day, Harlow, The Poseidon Adventure, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, and Pete's Dragon. He also made memorable TV appearances, including It's Garry Shandling's Show.

He became a nationally recognizable comedian, and his "Never Got A Dinner" sketch was a standard at the Dean Martin roasts for many years.

He is #71 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Pete's Dragon (1977)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
They Shoot Horses Don't They (1969)
Sayonara (1958)

Chinese Horoscope for Red Buttons
Includes characteristics and Vices
Red Buttons's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 01, 1919 - February 19, 1920
Birthday: February 5, 1919

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Manners
Lack of Foresight

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Red Buttons's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: February 5, 1919

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Red Buttons's Growth Tarot Card The Moon

Birthday: February 5, 2018

A period of illusion, uncertainty and fluctuation.




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