There will be no more morning afters for comedian Red Buttons who sadly passed away on Thursday July 13, 2006. I wasn’t a big fan of his but of course I enjoyed him most as Mr. Martin in The Poseidon Adventure. His meek performance as the haberdasher bachelor who takes it on himself to help terrified pop singer Nonnie (Carol Lynley) survive was touchingly real. And you couldn’t help but root for him when he finally stood up to the bellowing Mike Rogo (Ernest Borgnine) at the end.
Another passing I forgot to report on was director Vincent Sherman who died almost a month ago. For the last ten years or so he was the constant companion of 60s starlet, Francine York.