Thursday, July 13, 2006
Red Buttons is dead
Actor / comedian Red Buttons has died at the ripe old age of 87, presumably from being 87. He was a vaudeville star at a young age, had his own TV series in the 50's, and starred in many films, including his memorable turn as "Pockets" in John Wayne's "Hatari!", one the greatest movies ever exposed onto celluloid.
He is not be confused with actor / comedian Red Skelton, who is also dead.
Nazi villain and Captain Amercia foil the Red Skull is presumed still alive, however. His whereabouts are unknown.