- Category : Entertainment-News-journalist-Anchor
- Type : PM
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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.