Lurene Tuttle

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Lurene Tuttle (born August 29, 1907 in Pleasant Lake , Indiana , † May 28, 1986 in Encino , California ) was an American actress .


Lurene Tuttle's career began with radio shows like The Adventures of Sam Spade , and she also appeared in the theater. She only appeared sporadically in films. It wasn't until the late 1940s that her film and television careers began to roll. The plump, little actress with red hair played in numerous films and TV series, often impersonating maternal, somewhat self-important figures. Her best-known films include Niagara (1953) alongside Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten , a minor appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho (1960) as the police chief's wife, and her appearance as the mother of Jack Lemmon in the comedy Der Glückspilz (1966) . In addition to film roles, Tuttle was also successful on television , receiving an Emmy Award nomination for her role in the sitcom Julia .

Lurene Tuttle was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television and radio categories . She was the wife of actor Melville Ruick and the mother of actress and singer Barbara Ruick , as well as the grandmother of singer and composer Joseph Williams .

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