Red Buttons (with Miyoshi Umeki) in 'Sayonara'

Red Buttons (1919 - 2006)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Sayonara (1957) [Airman Joe Kelly]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by shooting himself, along with Miyoshi Umeki, as part of a suicide pact. Their bodies are shown afterwards when Marlon Brando discovers them in their bedroom.
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) [Sailor]: Dies of a heart attack during the dance marathon, while Jane Fonda tries to force him to keep going.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Joys (1976) [Himself]: Killed (along with everybody else in the special) by Johnny Carson (played for comic effect).

Noteworthy ConnectionsEdit

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