To modern audiences, he was a sweet relic and popular character actor. To the crowds of his heyday day, he was an uproar. Red Buttons died today at his Century City home after battling vascular disease. He was 87. Via Reuters, Buttons got his name, not from his signature red hair, but from a bellboy getup he wore at a Bronx tavern when he was 16.
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