Lurene Tuttle

Highest Rated: 100% Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Lowest Rated: 33% The Manitou (1978)
Birthday: Aug 20, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
Raised on a ranch near the Arizona border, American actress Lurene Tuttle took acting lessons in Phoenix while still a child. Feisty and naturally funny, she found work with Murphy's Comedians, a vaudeville troupe, then played traditional ingenues in a San Antonio stock company. Though she never appeared on Broadway, Tuttle was a busy stage actress throughout the '20s and '30s. When stock work dried up in the Depression, Ms. Tuttle entered radio, where she became one the busiest actresses in the business, playing everything from sugary high schoolers to hardbitten gun molls. Many of her fans feel that her best radio work was as Effie Perrine, the effusive and efficient secretary on The Adventures of Sam Spade, in which Howard Duff played private eye Spade. Concentrating on films and television as big-time radio faded, Tuttle played small character parts in several movies and was a regular on the TV sitcoms Life with Father, Father of the Bride and Julia. One of the actress' final performances was in the post-apocalyptic film drama Testament (1983), in which she was reunited with Leon Ames, her Life with Father and Father of the Bride costar. In private life, Lurene Tuttle was the wife of radio actor/announcer Mel Ruick, and the mother of musical comedy actress Barbara Ruick.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Evil Town Actor 1987
78% Testament Rosemary Abhart 1983
No Score Yet The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Miss Watson 1981
No Score Yet White Mama Mrs. McIntyre 1980
No Score Yet For the Love of It Actor 1980
No Score Yet Parts, The Clonus Horror Anna Noble 1979
No Score Yet Nutcracker Fantasy Aunt Gerda 1979
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401 Actor 1978
33% The Manitou Mrs. Hertz 1978
No Score Yet Final Chapter---Walking Tall Grandma Pusser 1977
No Score Yet Part 2 Walking Tall Grandma Pusser 1975
No Score Yet Mrs. Sundance Mrs. Lee 1974
75% Walking Tall Grandma Pusser 1973
No Score Yet The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Aunt Martha 1968
95% The Fortune Cookie Mother Hinkle 1966
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Mrs. Natalie Miller 1966
No Score Yet Critic's Choice Mother 1963
97% Psycho Mrs. Chambers 1960
No Score Yet Ma Barker's Killer Brood Ma Barker 1960
98% Sweet Smell of Success Mrs. Bartha 1957
No Score Yet Untamed Youth Mrs. Steele 1957
No Score Yet The Glass Slipper Cousin Loulou 1955
No Score Yet Sincerely Yours Mrs. McGinley 1955
No Score Yet Give a Girl a Break Mrs. Doolittle 1953
No Score Yet The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Mrs. Hammer 1953
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC Capt. Murchinson 1953
86% Niagara Mrs. Kettering 1953
100% Don't Bother to Knock Mrs. Ruth Jones 1952
No Score Yet Room for One More Miss Kenyon 1952
No Score Yet The Whip Hand Molly Loomis 1951
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Another Day Mrs. Dawson 1951
No Score Yet Goodbye, My Fancy Ellen Griswold 1951
88% Macbeth Gentlewoman 1950
No Score Yet Homecoming Miss Stoker 1948
82% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Mary 1948
100% Tom, Dick and Harry Girl Lead 1941
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer Stenographer 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Grandma
  • 1985
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
  • 1984
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Agnes Molson Anna Simms
  • 1983
  • 1981
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Granny Annie
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Mrs. Machlin
  • 1978
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Mrs. Cumbers Anna Wilson
  • 1973
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Bella Swann
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Bea Sharp
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Mrs. Cutler
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Gladys
  • 1967
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Mama
  • 1965
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Tessie Harvey
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Mrs. Morton
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Shoplifter Anabelle Silby
  • 1964
  • 1960
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Mrs. Evans Mrs. Brady
  • 1962
  • 1959
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Club President
  • 1953

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