Lurene Tuttle

Lurene Tuttle

Highest Rated: 100% Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Manitou (1978)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1907

Birthplace: Pleasant Lake, Indiana, USA

Character actress Lurene Tuttle, dubbed "The First Lady of Radio," got her start in vaudeville, though she eventually transitioned into film and carried on a rich television career spanning several decades. Tuttle was such a major fixture in radio that the advocacy she lent, along with Jack Benny and Bing Crosby, to the formation of the American Federation of Radio Artists, and subsequently the Radio Actors Guild, led to their official establishment. Though radio allowed Tuttle to play a wide range of characters, she is most known for playing busybody neighbors and stodgy yet charming older matriarchs. In the radio mystery-comedy "The Adventures of Sam Spade," Tuttle played nearly every female role, though primarily voiced Spade's secretary, Effie. One of Tuttle's most notable radio-to-television transitions was with "The Red Skelton Show," which started as a radio variety program and became a television staple from the early 1950s through the early 1970s. Tuttle's major film appearances include her role as the sheriff's wife in Alfred Hitchock's classic thriller "Psycho," and as a gentlewoman and one of the three witches in Orson Welles's "Macbeth." Tuttle, however, became more well-known in the latter half of the 20th century for her role as dour yet warm-hearted nurse Hannah Yarby in the sitcom "Julia," starring Diahann Carroll; it was one of the first sitcoms to feature a female African American character in a leading role.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Mrs Brand (Character) - 1983
89% 74% Testament Rosemary Abhart (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Miss Watson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 29% Human Experiments Granny (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 100% White Mama Mrs. McIntyre (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 72% Nutcracker Fantasy Aunt Gerda (Voice) - 1979
40% 35% The Manitou Mrs. Herz (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 70% Final Chapter: Walking Tall Grandma Pusser (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law and Order Mrs. Brian O'Malley, Sr. (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 63% Part 2, Walking Tall Grandma Pusser (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live Again, Die Again Betty Simpson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heidi in the Mountains Clara's Grandmather (Voice) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet God Bless Dr. Shagetz Mildred Phelps (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Sundance Mrs. Lee (Character) - 1973
75% 71% Walking Tall Grandma Pusser (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 70% The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Aunt Martha (Character) - 1968
67% 75% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Mrs. Natalie Miller (Character) - 1966
96% 80% The Fortune Cookie Mother Hinkle (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 39% Critic's Choice Mother in "Sisters Three" (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 25% Ma Barker's Killer Brood Ma Barker (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unchained Goddess Meteora the Goddess of Weather (Voice) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slander Mrs. Doyle (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 16% Untamed Youth Judge Cecilia Steele Tropp (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 64% The Glass Slipper Cousin Loulou (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet City in Flames Molly O'Leary (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 65% Give a Girl a Break Mrs. Doolittle (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 57% The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Mrs. Eleanor Hammer (Character) - 1953
80% 68% Niagara Mrs. Kettering (Character) - 1953
100% 76% Don't Bother to Knock Ruth Jones (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 85% Room for One More Miss Kenyon (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Never Wave at a WAC Capt. Murchinson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 70% Tomorrow Is Another Day Mrs. Dawson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 29% Goodbye, My Fancy Ellen Griswold (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whip Hand Molly Loomis (Character) - 1951
83% 76% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Mary (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 86% Homecoming Miss Stoker (Character) - 1948
85% 77% Macbeth Gentlewoman/The Three (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Only Knows Mrs. O'Donnell (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 47% Stand Up and Cheer! Stenographer (uncredited) (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1984 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Granny Annie (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Mrs. Volusia (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Agnes Molson (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mrs. Gamble (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Mrs. Cumbers (Guest Star) 1973 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Mrs. Sharp (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Bella Swann (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Female Clerk (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Julia Hannah Yarby (Character) 1968-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Henny McLeod (Guest Star) 1965-1966 1963 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Secretary (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Little Old Lady (Guest Star) 1964 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Thomas Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father of the Bride Doris Dunston (Character) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Martha Cawthorine (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Ginny Andrews (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Hannah Gilford (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Club President (Guest Star) 1953

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