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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.

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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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1He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category.
2He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
3He was nominated for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports category.
4Ridgewood, New Jersey [November 2010]
5He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Sports.
6Father of actress Emily Button.
7He was nominated for the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Sports.
8The 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.
9Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member).
10Won Gold Medals in figure skating at the Olympics in 1948 and 1952.



Beverly Hills, 902101992TV SeriesAnnouncer
The Young Doctors1961Operating Intern
The VIII Winter Olympics1960TV Mini-Series
A Christmas Festival1959TV MovieThe Prince
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates1958TV MoviePeter Van Gleck



Skating Before The Fabulous Ice Age2013Documentary short completedHimself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHimself
P&G & Walmart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice2014TV MovieHimself
Magic on Music Mountain: The Story of the Lambertville Music Circus2014Video documentaryHimself
The Fabulous Ice Age2013DocumentaryHimself
Caesar's Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice2011TV MovieHimself
Skating with the Stars2010TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Figure Skating Analyst (2010)
Battle of the Blades2009TV SeriesHimself - Judge
World of Skating2007TV SeriesHimself
Olympic Ice2006TV MovieHimself - Host
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Winter Olympic Glory2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Skates of Gold III1995TV SpecialHimself
Animaniacs1995TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan1978Himself
10th Winter Olympic Games1968TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
The Mike Douglas Show1964TV SeriesHimself - Former Olympic Figure Skating Champion
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving1961TV MovieHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1952-1959TV SeriesHimself - Skater / Skater / Himself
Omnibus1958TV SeriesHimself
Happy New Year1956TV MovieHimself
U.S. Olympic Champions1952Documentary shortHimself - U. S. Olympic Team-Member
Beauty and the Blade1949ShortHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Sports Programming - Individuals10th Winter Olympic Games (1968)

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