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Dick Button


Won platinum medals in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics in the singles competition and became a Television sports commentator after pension. After being informed he would by no means be a great skater, his formal teaching started. He received five consecutive Globe Championship game titles from 1948 to 1952. He wedded Slavka Kohout in 1975 as well as the few had two kids collectively before divorcing. He came out in Mr. Broadway with Mickey Rooney.

Quick Facts

Full Name Dick Button
Date Of Birth July 18, 1929
Place Of Birth Englewood, NJ
Height 1.77 m
Profession Figure Skater
Education Harvard Law School, Harvard University
Nationality American
Spouse Slavka Kohout
Children Edward Button, Emily Button
Awards James E. Sullivan Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement In Sports Programming, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst
Star Sign Cancer

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1 He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category.
2 He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
3 He was nominated for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category.
4 Ridgewood, New Jersey [November 2010]
5 He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Sports.
6 Father of actress Emily Button.
7 He was nominated for the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Sports.
8 The only American man to win two consecutive gold medals in Olympic men's figure skating. Also the first skater to land triple jumps. Inventor of the camel spin.
9 Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member).
10 Won Gold Medals in figure skating at the Olympics in 1948 and 1952.



Beverly Hills, 90210 1992 TV Series Announcer
The Young Doctors 1961 Operating Intern
The VIII Winter Olympics 1960 TV Mini-Series
A Christmas Festival 1959 TV Movie The Prince
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates 1958 TV Movie Peter Van Gleck



Skating Before The Fabulous Ice Age 2013 Documentary short completed Himself
Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 Documentary Himself
P&G & Walmart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice 2014 TV Movie Himself
Magic on Music Mountain: The Story of the Lambertville Music Circus 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Fabulous Ice Age 2013 Documentary Himself
Caesar's Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice 2011 TV Movie Himself
Skating with the Stars 2010 TV Series Himself - Judge
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself - Figure Skating Analyst (2010)
Battle of the Blades 2009 TV Series Himself - Judge
World of Skating 2007 TV Series Himself
Olympic Ice 2006 TV Movie Himself - Host
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tim McCarver Show 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Winter Olympic Glory 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Skates of Gold III 1995 TV Special Himself
Animaniacs 1995 TV Series Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Himself
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan 1978 Himself
10th Winter Olympic Games 1968 TV Mini-Series Himself - Commentator
The Mike Douglas Show 1964 TV Series Himself - Former Olympic Figure Skating Champion
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving 1961 TV Movie Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1952-1959 TV Series Himself - Skater / Skater / Himself
Omnibus 1958 TV Series Himself
Happy New Year 1956 TV Movie Himself
U.S. Olympic Champions 1952 Documentary short Himself - U. S. Olympic Team-Member
Beauty and the Blade 1949 Short Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Emmy Sports Emmy Awards Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming - Individuals 10th Winter Olympic Games (1968)

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