American Actor

Red Buttons

  • Feb 05, 1919 - Jul 13, 2006 (age 87)
  • 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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2006
Red Buttons
PersonalJuly 2006

Red Buttons

Red Buttons passed away.
2005
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2005

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "ER".
Primetime Emmy Award
2001
History vs. Hollywood
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TV ShowJan 1, 2001

History vs. Hollywood

History vs. Hollywood was a …
History vs. Hollywood was a television show on the History Channel in the United States. On the show, experts are interviewed on the historical accuracy of a film that is based on a historical event. For example, the movie The Last Samurai was featured in one episode in which military historian Geoffrey Wawro, professor of history at the University of North Texas, and director of the university's Barsanti Military History Center, compared the movie with the actual events (December 2003). On the show the expert guests discuss the factual accuracy of the film as well as the everyday objects that a person of the particular time period would have seen. In some episodes an expert or the host will go on a journey to the actual historical sites depicted in the film, or interview someone who witnessed the event firsthand. In each of the more than dozen episodes both expert guests and filmmakers will discuss the historical accuracy of the film dramatized.
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1999
The Story of Us
MovieOct 13, 1999

The Story of Us

Ben and Katie married fifteen years ago and gifted with two …
Ben and Katie married fifteen years ago and gifted with two children. They stay together but their hearts had separated long back. After the kids are send to summer camp both start living separately and eventually preparing to break news of their separation to the kids. But being alone in each one's own world makes them to think about the other. When the D-day comes Katie and Ben stick together for the good of their children.
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1994
ER
TV ShowSep 19, 1994

ER

ER is an American medical drama television series created by …
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
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It Could Happen to You
MovieJul 16, 1994

It Could Happen to You

Charlie and Muriel Lang …
Charlie and Muriel Lang have led simple lives for most of their existence. That's until they win $4 million on the lottery. There is a problem, however. Prior to winning the lottery, Charlie had eaten at a café and hadn't been able to tip the waitress. He had promised her, jokingly, that if he won the lottery he'd give her half of it. This is why his wife, Muriel, decides to leave him. She doesn't want the waitress to get a cent of their money. In fact, she wants all $4 million for herself.
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1990
The Ambulance
MovieMar 22, 1990

The Ambulance

A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a …
A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a quick flirtation, she suddenly collapses, and is picked-up by an old ambulance. He checks all the hospitals in the area, but the woman seems to have disappeared.
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1988
Roseanne
TV ShowOct 18, 1988

Roseanne

Roseanne is an American sitcom television series starring …
Roseanne is an American sitcom television series starring Roseanne Barr and revolving around the fictional Conner family. It aired on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997, and again from March 27, 2018, to May 22, 2018. Lauded for its realistic portrayal of a working-class American family, the series reached No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1989 to 1990.
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18 Again!
MovieApr 8, 1988

18 Again!

By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging …
By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts in David's life, who he finds not to be self-confident enough.
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1987
Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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1985
Alice in Wonderland
MovieDec 9, 1985

Alice in Wonderland

Alice (Natalie Gregory) is in Looking Glass Land, where …
Alice (Natalie Gregory) is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky (Tom McLoughlin), a monster that appears due to her being afraid.
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Reunion at Fairborough
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MovieMay 12, 1985

Reunion at Fairborough

World War II vets travel to …
World War II vets travel to England for a reunion at their old base. Once there, one (Robert Mitchum) rekindles an old romance with an old flame (Deborah Kerr).
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1984
The Cosby Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1984

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co …
The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created by and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
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1980
When Time Ran Out
MovieMar 28, 1980

When Time Ran Out

An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its …
An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
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1979
Knots Landing
TV ShowDec 27, 1979

Knots Landing

Knots Landing is an American prime time television soap …
Knots Landing is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from December 27, 1979, to May 13, 1993. A spin-off of Dallas, it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles and initially centered on the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle. By the time of its conclusion, storylines had included rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue, and criminal investigations; and it had become the longest-running primetime drama on U.S. television after Gunsmoke and Bonanza.
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C.H.O.M.P.S.
MovieDec 21, 1979

C.H.O.M.P.S.

A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray …
A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the invention from him.
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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
MovieNov 25, 1979

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

Rudolph and Frosty are …
Rudolph and Frosty are pitted against Winterbolt, an icy wizard who plots to make the North Pole his evil domain and enlist the help of Jack Frost and others to fight the Winterbolt.
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1978
Movie Movie
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MovieNov 1, 1978

Movie Movie

Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I …
Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
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Vega$
TV ShowApr 25, 1978

Vega$

Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective …
Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective crime drama television series that aired on ABC from April 25, 1978, to June 3, 1981. Vega$ was produced by Aaron Spelling, and created by Michael Mann. The series (with the exception of special episodes filmed in Hawaii and San Francisco) was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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1977
Pete's Dragon
MovieNov 3, 1977

Pete's Dragon

In early-20th-century New England, 9-year-old orphan Pete …
In early-20th-century New England, 9-year-old orphan Pete escapes his brutal adoptive parents, the Gogans, with his only friend, a cartoon dragon named Elliott. They successfully escape to Passamaquoddy, Maine and live with lighthouse-keeper Nora and her father Lampie, but the corrupt Dr. Terminus seeks Elliott for medical purposes.
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The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an …
The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1987; in addition, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984. Its regular port of call was Puerto Vallarta.
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Viva Knievel!
MovieJun 1, 1977

Viva Knievel!

Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is offered a fortune to …
Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is offered a fortune to perform in Mexico. What Evel doesn't know is that they're planning to kill him and use his body to ship cocaine into the U.S. His ...
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1975
Wonder Woman
TV ShowNov 7, 1975

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, known for seasons 2 and 3 as The New …
Wonder Woman, known for seasons 2 and 3 as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, is an American action superhero television series based on the DC Comics comic book superhero of the same name. The show stars Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr. & Jr. It originally aired for three seasons from 1975 to 1979. The show's first season aired on ABC and is set in the 1940s during World War II. The second and third seasons aired on CBS and are set in the 1970s, with the title changed to The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, and a complete change of cast other than Carter and Waggoner. Waggoner's character was changed to Steve Trevor Jr., the son of his original character.
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1974
Little House on the Prairie
TV ShowSep 11, 1974

Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie …
Little House on the Prairie (known as Little House: A New Beginning in its final season) is an American western historical drama series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s. He asked Michael Landon to direct the pilot movie; Landon agreed on the condition that he could also play Charles Ingalls.
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1972
The Poseidon Adventure
MovieDec 12, 1972

The Poseidon Adventure

A passenger ship, on her …
A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.
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Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1969
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
MovieDec 10, 1969

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

The lives of a disparate …
The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1969

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?".
Golden Globe Award
1966
Stagecoach
MovieApr 22, 1966

Stagecoach

On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers …
On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks.
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The Double Life of Henry Phyfe
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TV ShowJan 13, 1966

The Double Life of Henry Phyfe

The Double Life of Henry …
The Double Life of Henry Phyfe was a 17-episode American situation comedy broadcast on ABC from January 13 to September 1, 1966, and starring Red Buttons.
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1965
Harlow
MovieJun 23, 1965

Harlow

A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines …
A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of platinum blonde bombshell Jean Harlow (Carroll Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930s.
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Up from the Beach
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MovieMay 26, 1965

Up from the Beach

After the D-Day landings in June 1944, a US squadron …
After the D-Day landings in June 1944, a US squadron liberates a small village in Normandy from German occupation.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1965

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Harlow".
Golden Globe Award
1964
Your Cheatin' Heart
MovieNov 4, 1964

Your Cheatin' Heart

The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
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Alicia Prats
Marriage1964

Alicia Prats

Married Alicia Prats.
1963
The Greatest Show on Earth
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TV ShowSep 17, 1963

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth …
The Greatest Show on Earth is an American drama series starring Jack Palance about the American circus, which aired on ABC from September 17, 1963, to April 28, 1964. It was produced by Desilu, the production company founded by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Sr..
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A Ticklish Affair
MovieAug 18, 1963

A Ticklish Affair

A young widow Amy Martin with three young boys is …
A young widow Amy Martin with three young boys is investigated by the Navy after one of her children inadvertently sends out a distress signal in Morse code by the blinds on his upstairs bedroom window. Commander Weedon and crew observe the signal from their ship and investigates. He falls for the young mother and proposes marriage. However, she is reluctant to have her family live out of a suitcase and initially declines. Gramps tries to bring her on board to sail the sea of love with the commander.
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1962
Gay Purr-ee
MovieOct 24, 1962

Gay Purr-ee

Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the …
Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ...
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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The Longest Day
MovieSep 25, 1962

The Longest Day

In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion …
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.
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Five Weeks in a Balloon
MovieAug 22, 1962

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Professor Fergusson plans …
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
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Hatari!
MovieJun 19, 1962

Hatari!

Sean Mercer (played by John Wayne) runs a business in …
Sean Mercer (played by John Wayne) runs a business in East Africa. He and his team capture wild animals for zoos. It is dangerous work - on of his men almost dies after being gored by a rhino. He accepts a request from a photographer to join his business and capture their experiences but is very surprised, and bit inconvenienced, when the photographer turns out to be a woman. However, over time he grows fond of her. Meanwhile, plans to capture certain animals lead to all sorts of plans and adventures.
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1959
The Big Circus
MovieJul 5, 1959

The Big Circus

After splitting with his longtime business partner, Hank …
After splitting with his longtime business partner, Hank Whirling is about to take his big top circus on tour. He manages to get a loan and some investment money but has to take on one of their employees, Randy Sherman, to keep an eye on the finances. Sherman immediately hires a new press agent, Helen Harrison, over Hank's objections. After a series of accidents, they soon realize that they have a saboteur in the company. With financial problems increasing, Whirling looks to take the the show to New York City before his former partner Jules Borman can get his circus there. He realizes that he'll need a lot of publicity and trapeze and high wire artist Zach Colino agrees to walk the wire across Niagara Falls. After the circus train is sabotaged - killing Zach's wife and several others - they race to Niagara Falls to complete the high wire act but Zach may not be up it. The saboteur working for Borman bides his time and is planning another death.
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Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Nomination1959

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Fil…

Nominated for "Sayonara".
BAFTA Award
1958
Imitation General
MovieAug 20, 1958

Imitation General

Sergeant Murphy Savage impersonates a dead general …
Sergeant Murphy Savage impersonates a dead general in order to inspire the demoralized troops in fighting their way out of Nazi encirclement.
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Hansel and Gretel
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MovieApr 27, 1958

Hansel and Gretel

Musical retelling of the classic fairy tale, with score by Alec …
Musical retelling of the classic fairy tale, with score by Alec Wilder and William Engvick.
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1957
Sayonara
MovieDec 5, 1957

Sayonara

Major Lloyd Gruver, a Korean War flying ace reassigned to …
Major Lloyd Gruver, a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan, staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices... and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos.
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Best Supporting Actor
Award1957

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Sayonara".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1957

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Sayonara".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1957

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Sayonara".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award1957

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Won award for "Sayonara".
Golden Globe Award
1952
Death Valley Days
TV ShowMar 1, 1952

Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television …
Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television anthology series featuring true accounts of the American Old West, particularly the Death Valley country of southeastern California. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945. From 1952 to 1970, it became a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and television versions combined to make the show "one of the longest-running western programs in broadcast history."
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1950
What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, originally in black and white, with subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e. "line [of work]", with panelists being called on to question and identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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1949
Helayne McNorton
MarriageDecember 1949

Helayne McNorton

Married Helayne McNorton.
1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1947
Roxanne Arlen
Marriage1947

Roxanne Arlen

A former "Miss Detroit" and WAMPAS Baby Star of 1956, …
A former "Miss Detroit" and WAMPAS Baby Star of 1956, pouty Roxanne Arlen popped up on 1950's and 60's screens as sexy second leads in B-movies and TV episodes. She was tagged "The Wiggle" for a trademark walk she claimed to have developed at grade school, and, curiously, found herself unable to 'get rid of' (!). That 'wiggle' certainly got her noticed during her first auditions in Hollywood in 1953. Inevitably, most of her early roles were bit parts. There is not much to say about those, except that Roxanne was decorative enough as assorted unnamed 'girls', 'models' or 'blondes'. She made a breakthrough of sorts on the stage, as the star of the comedy "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?", written by Norman Krasna. The play first aired in Philadelphia and then opened on Broadway in March 1958, eventually notching up a respectable 208 performances. Alas, for the remainder of her screen career, Roxanne remained firmly typecast as dumb blondes with easy ways and names like Flo, Dixie or Bootsie. She retired from the screen in 1967 and was last glimpsed recreating her screen role as burlesque house stripper Electra in Gypsy (1962), for a Miami stage production in May 1970.
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1944
Winged Victory
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MovieDec 20, 1944

Winged Victory

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the …
Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five struggle through the rigid training and grueling tests involved in becoming pilots. Not all of them succeed, and tragedy awaits for some.
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1919
Red Buttons
BirthFebruary 1919

Red Buttons

Red Buttons was born.
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