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July 14, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Red Buttons, the impish former burlesque comic who became an early TV sensation and an Academy Award-winning character actor during a career that spanned more than seven decades, died Thursday. He was 87. Buttons died of vascular disease at his home in Century City, his family said. "Red was one of the few comedians who was a great actor, and he opened the doors to a lot of us," comedian Jack Carter, a longtime friend, told The Times on Thursday.
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July 14, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Red Buttons, the impish former burlesque comic who became an early TV sensation and an Academy Award-winning character actor during a career that spanned more than seven decades, died Thursday. He was 87. Buttons died of vascular disease at his home in Century City, his family said. "Red was one of the few comedians who was a great actor, and he opened the doors to a lot of us," comedian Jack Carter, a longtime friend, told The Times on Thursday.
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November 2, 1995 | JUDY TORRES
He came to say a few words, sing a few songs and dance a few steps. Comedian Red Buttons, 76, took the stage at Reseda's Eisenberg Village on Wednesday and entertained the elderly residents for more than half an hour, singing Al Jolson tunes and cracking jokes. The Academy Award-winner blew kisses to the predominantly female crowd and said he enjoyed his first show at the Jewish Home for the Aging because "it's part of the Hebrew culture, part of our religion, to give back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1995 | JUDY TORRES
He came to say a few words, sing a few songs and dance a few steps. Comedian Red Buttons, 76, took the stage at Reseda's Eisenberg Village on Wednesday and entertained the elderly residents for more than half an hour, singing Al Jolson tunes and cracking jokes. The Academy Award-winner blew kisses to the predominantly female crowd and said he enjoyed his first show at the Jewish Home for the Aging because "it's part of the Hebrew culture, part of our religion, to give back."
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August 26, 1990 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Monday night in the Borscht Belt, and a freak summer fog hangs over the Catskill Mountains, heavy as a potato pancake. In the nightclub of the old Granit Hotel, a pooped crowd of senior citizens waits for the King of Shtick to arrive. Suddenly, a four-piece band wakes them up with "Smile Though You're Heart Is Breaking," and Mal Z. Lawrence struts on stage like some wise guy at a bar mitzvah. "Food is a big thing here in the Catskills, isn't it?"
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January 15, 1999
A block of tickets has been made available to the public for a Feb. 5 party marking comedian Red Buttons' 80th birthday. The event, at the Beverly Hills Hotel's Crystal Ballroom, will be hosted by Larry King, Aaron Spelling, former President Gerald Ford, Richard Dreyfuss and Anthony Quinn. Tickets start at $350. Information: (310) 657-6763.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2000
KCSN-FM's (88.5) hourlong "Let's Do Lunch" program, hosted by Rene Engel, is being broadcast live each day this week from the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. The museum is offering free admission to those who wish to watch the live show, which airs on KCSN weekdays at noon. Red Buttons will be today's guest. Other scheduled guests will be Jan Murray (Wednesday), Shelley Berman (Thursday) and Stan Freberg (Friday).
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June 8, 1988
The 40th anniversary of Milton Berle's debut as host of "Texaco Star Theater" (June 8, 1948, on NBC) will be marked at a salute tonight at 8 at the Bing Theater of the County Museum of Art. His association with the program led to his tag of "Mr. Television." The salute will include clips from Berle's career along with tributes from Red Buttons, Jack Carter, Dina Merrill, Arnold Stang and Pat Weaver, among others.
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June 22, 2001
Joe Darion, 90, the Tony award-winning lyricist whose song "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha" became one of the best-known songs of the 1960s, died Saturday in Lebanon, N.H. With 2,328 performances, "Man of La Mancha" was the third-longest-running Broadway musical of the 1960s. Darion won a Tony award for best score along with his composing partner Mitch Leigh. Born in New York City, Darion studied journalism at City College of New York and served in the Navy during World War II.
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July 15, 2006
Concert replacement: Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung will be the soloist for the Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Los Angeles Philharmonic performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. DeYoung replaces Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who died July 3. In the works: Disney Theatrical Productions is developing a musical based on Jules Feiffer's book, "The Man in the Ceiling." Feiffer is writing the play's book, while Andrew Lippa is handling the music and lyric chores.
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January 13, 1997
"Politically Incorrect" host Bill Maher will emcee "A Tribute to the Writer," a Writers Guild of America program honoring Larry Gelbart for his lengthy career in radio, television and the stage. Among the participants scheduled for the Jan.
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July 24, 1989
The second annual SANE Kids Say No to Drugs telethon raised a record $450,000 in pledges to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department anti-drug program for elementary schools. Hollywood celebrities and sheriff's deputies took telephone pledges over the weekend under the wing of the Spruce Goose airplane in Long Beach. Performers such as Danny Glover, Red Buttons and Buddy Hackett participated in the telethon.
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