Lurene Tuttle

Lurene Tuttle


Lurene Tuttle
TV: North side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Lurene Tuttle
Radio: East side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Born Aug. 29, 1907 in Pleasant Lake, IN
Died May 28, 1986 in Encino Hospital, Calif.

Lurene Tuttle was a character actress and drama coach whose six-decade career included every dramatic medium, including stage, radio, film and television.

In 1936, she began her radio career opposite Dick Powell in the CBS series "Hollywood Hotel." Within a year, she was "working any time I wasn't sleeping," with roles in anthologies and running parts in such radio staples as "Sam Spade," "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," "A Date With Judy" and "The Red Skelton Show."

Her film debut was in "Heaven Only Knows" in 1947. Her career continued with featured roles in Orson Welles' "Macbeth," and with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House." Other films included "Niagara" with Marilyn Monroe, "The Glass Slipper," "The Sweet Smell of Success," "Psycho," "The Fortune Cookie," "Walking Tall" and "The Manitou."

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