Red Buttons


Red Buttons (February 5, 1919 - July 13, 2006, b. Aaron Chwatt) was a highly acclaimed comedian, actor, and TV show host who made a splash on the Pop charts during the early 1950s. As a recording artist, he is best known for the 1953 comedic smash, "The Ho Ho Song"/"Strange Things Are Happening (Ho Ho, Hee Hee, Ha Ha)." He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe as best supporting actor in the 1957 movie, "Sayonara."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Strange Things Are Happening (Ho Ho, Hee Hee, Ha Ha) (1953)
  • The Ho Ho Song (1953)

Pop charts debut year: 1953

Years active: 1935-2006

Genres: Comedy, novelty

Labels: Columbia


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