He went out with style with a final performance on "E.R." when he returned as a patient for Dr. Carter. He also won an academy award for "Sayanora" with Marlon Brando.
Not mentioned on websites this evening was Mr. Buttons' involvement with Century Village. http://www.accuraterealestate.com/century.html Red Buttons was the Spokesman for this retirement village and he brought some of his buddies from the Catskills to entertain residents.