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WWII – Red Buttons

Red Buttons went to work in burlesque in 1939 and in 1941 Jose Ferrer asked Buttons to appear inVicki, Buttons’ first Broadway show. In 1942, Buttons appeared in Wine, Women and Song, the last burlesque show in New York City. In 1943, while serving in the Army Air Corp., Buttons was chosen for a role […]

WWII – Red Buttons

Red Buttons went to work in burlesque in 1939 and in 1941 Jose Ferrer asked Buttons to appear inVicki, Buttons’ first Broadway show. In 1942, Buttons appeared in Wine, Women and Song, the last burlesque show in New York City. In 1943, while serving in the Army Air Corp., Buttons was chosen for a role in Moss Hart’s Broadway show Winged Victory and then in the motion picture of the same name for Darryl Zanuck with George Cukor directing. During World War II, Buttons joined Mickey Rooney in France and entertained the troops all through the European Theater of Operations.

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