Button, Dick

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Button, Dick Gender: M
born on 18 July 1929 at 15:34 (= 3:34 PM )
Place Englewood, New Jersey, 40n54, 73w58
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°39' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°00 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°34'


American ice skating champion, the winner of Gold Medals in 1948 and 1952. A passionate fan of the sport, he later became a sports broadcaster and has written an autobiography about his days on ice.

Button came from an upper middle-class background, the third son. He started skating at five in hand-me-down skates, seriously competing by the time he was 16 and winning his first U.S. title. He was world champion five times. He studied piano, and passed the bar to become a lawyer, but not for long. CBS hired him to broadcast Olympic reports, which he did with verve and candor, sometimes coming out with frosty rink side comments. He remarked of 1988 champ Katarina Witt: "She is very sexy, but there is not one move she does that I'll remember." Of Surya Bonaly, "She can do a lot of triple jumps, but basically she does not know how to skate."

Button married on 3/10/1973; two kids.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 1946 (U.S. Title, age 16)
  • Work : Prize 1948 (Gold Medal, ice skating)
  • Work : Prize 1952 (Gold Medal, ice skating)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Commentated the Olympics)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.C.


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of three boys)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Since 1973)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Studied piano)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Sportscaster)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Never practiced)
  • Vocation : Sports : Skating (Ice, U.S. Title, five time world champion)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Two Gold Medals)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (U.S. Title)