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Lurene Tuttle (1907–1986)


Quite a familiar lady and notorious busybody on 1950s and '60s TV and film, petite, red-headed character actress Lurene Tuttle was born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana and raised on a ranch close to the Arizona border. Her father, O.V. Tuttle, started out as a performer in minstrels but found a job as a railroad station agent when times got hard. Her ... See full bio »

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(age 78) in Encino, California, USA

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 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Harriet Wendse
- Alamo Jobe (1985) ... Harriet Wendse
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Agnes Cochran
- Murder in the Afternoon (1985) ... Agnes Cochran
 1985 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
Old lady
- No Place to Hide (1985) ... Old lady
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Florist
- The Honeymoon Murders (1985) ... Florist
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hunt
 1979-1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Romanis / Mrs. Palmer / Grace / ...
- May Divorce Be with You (1983) ... Mrs. Palmer
- Friends in High Places (1983) ... Grace
- 'Tis the Season (1981) ... Mrs. Gatwick
- Earthquake (1981) ... Mrs. Worth
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Ellen's Mother
- In Sickness and in Health (1984) ... Ellen's Mother
 1983 Testament
Rosemary Abhart
 1983 Shooting Stars (TV Movie)
Mrs Brand
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Lady in Black
 1982 Dynasty (TV Series)
Kate Torrance
- The Roof (1982) ... Kate Torrance
- The Plea (1982) ... Kate Torrance
 1981 The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (TV Movie)
Mollie Heller
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Millie
- Murder Takes a Bow (1981) ... Millie
 1980 Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz (TV Short)
Aunt Em (voice)
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Blanche
 1980 Carlton Your Doorman (TV Short)
Carlton's Mother (voice)
 1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Emily Carter
- The Killin' Cousin (1980) ... Emily Carter
 1980 White Mama (TV Movie)
Mrs. McIntyre
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Ethel Small / Mary Emery
- The Inventor/On the Other Side (1979) ... Ethel Small
- The Funny Girl/Butch and Sundance (1978) ... Mary Emery
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Granny Annie
- Granny Annie (1979) ... Granny Annie
 1979 Human Experiments
Granny
 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy
Aunt Gerda (voice)
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
 1978 The Manitou
Mrs. Herz
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. Machlin
- The Jade Trap (1978) ... Mrs. Machlin
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mrs. Volusia
- Merry Christmas Waldo (1977) ... Mrs. Volusia
 1976-1977 Switch (TV Series)
Mary Beame / Rose
- Whatever Happened to Carol Harmony? (1977) ... Mary Beame
- Ain't Nobody Here Named Barney (1976) ... Rose
 1977 Evil Town
Mildred Phelps
 1976 Alice (TV Series)
Bubbles Turner
- A Piece of the Rock (1976) ... Bubbles Turner
 1976 Law and Order (TV Movie)
Mrs. Brian O'Malley, Sr.
 1975-1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Anna Simms / Agnes Molson
- Going Home (1976) ... Anna Simms
- The Gift (1975) ... Agnes Molson
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Kate
- One Last Rebellion (1975) ... Kate
 1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Gamble
- Chance Meeting (1975) ... Mrs. Gamble
 1974 These Are the Days (TV Series) (voice)
 1974 Down and Dirty Duck
Duck's Mother (voice)
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
Grandma Jesse
- Many a Good Horse Died (1974) ... Grandma Jesse
 1974 Live Again, Die Again (TV Movie)
Betty Simpson
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Aunt Lou
- Eyewitness (1974) ... Aunt Lou
 1974 Mrs. Sundance (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lee
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
- Too Many Cooks (1973)
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Iris Kelly / Mary O'Ryan
- Hot Shot (1973) ... Iris Kelly
- A Fool and His Money (1973) ... Mary O'Ryan
 1960-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Anna Wilson / Mrs. Cumbers
- Homecoming (1973) ... Anna Wilson
- Brother Love (1960) ... Mrs. Cumbers
 1972 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Sharp
- For Sale by Owner (1972) ... Mrs. Sharp
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Mrs. Burrowski
- A Purge of Madness (1972) ... Mrs. Burrowski
 1972 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Bella Swann
- Farmer Ted and the News (1972) ... Bella Swann (as Lorene Tuttle)
 1972 Insight (TV Series)
Landlady
- The Death of Superman (1972) ... Landlady
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Female Clerk
- Shockwave (1972) ... Female Clerk
 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Bertha Lang
- Eighty-Nine Pounds of Love (1972) ... Bertha Lang
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Edith
- Ambush (1971) ... Edith
 1971 Robert Young and the Family (TV Movie)
Sketch Actor
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Highwater Annie
- The Man Who Killed a Ghost (1971) ... Highwater Annie
 1968 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Natalie Corcoran
- Dr. Osborne, M.D. (1968) ... Natalie Corcoran
 1964-1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Henrietta Greene / Mary Alice Perkins / Adelaide Keane
- Cannonball for Sale (1968) ... Henrietta Greene
- There's No Flame Like an Old Flame (1965) ... Mary Alice Perkins
- The Genghis Keane Story (1964) ... Adelaide Keane
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Mae Youngert
- Confessional (1967) ... Mae Youngert
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Annie
- Pay Dirt (1967) ... Annie
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Mrs. Emerson
- Sister Death (1967) ... Mrs. Emerson
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Gladys Peabody
- The Marriage Machine (1967) ... Gladys Peabody
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. Cutler
- Justice (1967) ... Mrs. Cutler
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Adelaide Coulter
- Grandma's Date (1966) ... Adelaide Coulter
 1966 The Fortune Cookie
Mother Hinkle
 1958-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Henny McLeod / Josephine Kempton / Sarah Breel / ...
- The Case of the Avenging Angel (1966) ... Henny McLeod
- The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (1965) ... Josephine Kempton
- The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (1963) ... Sarah Breel
- The Case of the Loquacious Liar (1960) ... Emma Bailey
- The Case of the Artful Dodger (1959) ... Sarette Winslow
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Mrs. Natalie Miller
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Tessie
- Avenue C Mob (1965) ... Tessie
 1965 Tammy (TV Series)
Nellie
- Grandpa's Old Flame (1965) ... Nellie
 1965 Nightmare in the Sun
Gideon's wife
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
 1965 Karen (TV Series)
Mrs. Waller
- Karen Robs the Cradle (1965) ... Mrs. Waller
 1964 My Living Doll (TV Series)
Mrs. Wentworth
- Not So Comic, Comic (1964) ... Mrs. Wentworth
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mrs. Morton
- Munster Masquerade (1964) ... Mrs. Morton
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Aunt Ethel
- Apartment in Rome (1964) ... Aunt Ethel
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Secretary
- Sounds and Silences (1964) ... Secretary (uncredited)
 1960-1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Little Old Lady / Annabelle Silby
- The Shoplifters (1964) ... Little Old Lady
- Opie's Charity (1960) ... Annabelle Silby
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Amanda
- Who Killed His Royal Highness? (1964) ... Amanda
 1957-1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Frank's Mother / Miss Burns / Mrs. Martin
- The Quiz Show (1964) ... Frank's Mother
- The Saints Come Marching In (1958) ... Miss Burns
- The Orphan Asylum (1957) ... Mrs. Martin
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mrs. Parker
- The Eleventh Commandment (1963) ... Mrs. Parker
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Grange
- The Risk (1963) ... Mrs. Grange
 1963 Critic's Choice
Mother in 'Sisters Three'
 1961-1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Mrs. Celeste Morgan / Mrs. Pruett
- The Fire's Never Dead, While the Ashes Are Red (1963) ... Mrs. Celeste Morgan
- Hazel and the Playground (1961) ... Mrs. Pruett
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Helen Brandon
- Jump or Die (1963) ... Helen Brandon
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Rose Barton
- A Taste of Evil (1962) ... Rose Barton
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Theresa Summer
- Blues for a Hanging (1962) ... Theresa Summer
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Mrs. Sturgis
- Good Old Uncle Walt (1962) ... Mrs. Sturgis
 1959-1962 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Mrs. Evans / Mrs. Brady
- Bachelor at Large (1962) ... Mrs. Evans
- Beaver Gets Adopted (1959) ... Mrs. Brady
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mrs. Porter
- Incident of the Wager on Payday (1961) ... Mrs. Porter
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Mrs. Heldon
- The Fighter (1961) ... Mrs. Heldon
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Mrs. Slocum
- Ring-a-Ding-Ding (1961) ... Mrs. Slocum
- A Study in Gray (1961) ... Mrs. Slocum
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Mrs. Allen
- The War Between the States (1961) ... Mrs. Allen
 1959-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Mrs. Pruitt / Matt's Wife
- The Inheritance (1961) ... Mrs. Pruitt
- The Bandit (1959) ... Matt's Wife
 1960-1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Bertha Schyler
- The Widow (1961) ... Bertha Schyler
- The Witness (1960)
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Penelope Hobart
- Mr. Flotsam (1961) ... Penelope Hobart
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Tessie
- Dear Charlie (1961) ... Tessie
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
- Mother Sixgun (1961)
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mrs. Courtland
- The Raffle Ticket (1960) ... Mrs. Courtland
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Elizabeth Blair
- Die Like a Dog (1960) ... Elizabeth Blair
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Mamie Murphy
- Killer, Choose a Card (1960) ... Mamie Murphy
 1957-1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Lottie Strong / Frances Benedict
- Trial by Rope (1960) ... Lottie Strong
- Young Gun (1957) ... Frances Benedict
 1959-1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Caroline Randall
- All in the Family (1960) ... Caroline Randall
- I Remember Caviar (1959) ... Caroline Randall
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Minta Ruding
- The Missing Queen (1960) ... Minta Ruding
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Willoughby
- The Lita Foladaire Story (1960) ... Mrs. Willoughby
 1960 Grand Jury (TV Series)
Alma Crane
- The Guilty Victim (1960) ... Alma Crane
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Marge / Helen
- Award for Murder (1960) ... Marge
- The Ninth Doll (1960) ... Helen
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Lillian
- The Crossing (1959) ... Lillian
 1959 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Aunt Caroline Gregg
- Bentley's Aunt Caroline (1959) ... Aunt Caroline Gregg
 1958-1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Gladys Purvis / Mother Purvis
- The Wedding (1959) ... Gladys Purvis
- Luke's Mother-in-Law (1958) ... Mother Purvis
 1958-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Maude Sorel / Belle Calhoun
- The Painted Lady (1959) ... Maude Sorel
- Skeleton in the Closet (1958) ... Belle Calhoun
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Amy Bofert
- A Tree for Planting (1958) ... Amy Bofert
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Martha Cawthorine
- Pack My Gat, Beulah (1958) ... Martha Cawthorine
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Mrs. Walker
- The Giveaway Gun (1958) ... Mrs. Walker
 1953-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ginny Andrews
- Blaze of Glory (1958) ... Ginny Andrews
- Thirteen O'Clock (1953)
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Edith
- Cash Robertson (1958) ... Edith
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Spare Room (1956)
- A Family Affair (1956)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Ma Deaver
- The Five Books of Owen Deaver (1958) ... Ma Deaver
 1956-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Polly Thorne / Maggie Tremayne
- The Thorne Sisters Story (1958) ... Polly Thorne
- The David Tremayne Story (1956) ... Maggie Tremayne
 1958 The Unchained Goddess (TV Movie)
Meteora the Goddess of Weather (voice, uncredited)
 1956-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Mrs. Carlson
- The Old Lady's Tears (1956) ... Mrs. Carlson
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Hannah Gilford
- General Gilford's Widow (1957) ... Hannah Gilford
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Mother Catherine / Mrs. Rounds
- Flowers for McDonough (1957) ... Mother Catherine
- The Bound Girl (1957) ... Mrs. Rounds
 1957 Sweet Smell of Success
Loretta Bartha (uncredited)
 1957 Untamed Youth
Judge Cecilia Steele Tropp
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Kate Connor
- Powder Keg (1957) ... Kate Connor
 1953-1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Betsy Peale
- Mr. Peale's Dinosaur (1953) ... Betsy Peale
 1957 Slander
Mrs. Doyle
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Olivia Turner
- The Missing Colonel (1957) ... Olivia Turner
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Margery Hay
- The Person and Property of Margery Hay (1956) ... Margery Hay
 1956 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Dixie Yates
- Bob Buys a Plane (1956)
- Grandpa Meets Zsa Zsa (1956) ... Dixie Yates
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Hilda / Bella
- The Optimist (1956) ... Hilda
- Operation Murder (1956) ... Bella
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mrs. Heineman
- Search for a Stranger (1956) ... Mrs. Heineman
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Martha Hunter
- The Settler (1956) ... Martha Hunter
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Mrs. McGinley
 1955 The Glass Slipper
Cousin Loulou
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Henrietta Baldwin
- Old Lady's Mine (1955) ... Henrietta Baldwin
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Angie
- A Family Out of Us (1954) ... Angie
 1953 Give a Girl a Break
Mrs. Doolittle
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Second Sight (1953)
 1953 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Store Complaints Clerk
- New Chairs (1953) ... Store Complaints Clerk (voice)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Mrs. Eleanor Hammer
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Mary Easty
 1953 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Miss Bradley
- Tax Refund (1953) ... Miss Bradley
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Capt. Murchinson, Company CO
 1953 Niagara
Mrs. Kettering
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock
Ruth Jones
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Ruth
- Lifeline (1952) ... Ruth
 1952 Room for One More
Miss Kenyon
 1951 The Whip Hand
Molly Loomis
 1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day
Stella Dawson
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Ellen Griswold
 1950 Watch the Birdie
Millie (uncredited)
 1950 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- Showdown (1950)
 1950 NBC Comics (TV Series) (voice)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 The Admiral Was a Lady
Ethyl - Unemployment Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Miss Stoker
 1947 Heaven Only Knows
Mrs. O'Donnell
 1941 Tom Dick and Harry
Girl Lead in Movie (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Stenographer (uncredited)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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(1946-51) Radio: Appeared (as "Effie Perrine") on the series "The Adventures of Sam Spade". See more »

Alternate Names:

Lorene Tuttle
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Personal Quote:

I started teaching drama just after the war closed in 1945. AFTRA was looking for someone to coach radio to some young people who had come back from the war. My first three drama students were a WAC, a WAVE, and a Lieutenant from the Army. See more »

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The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters awarded her their Diamond Circle award for her extensive radio work. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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