William J. Tuttle
Date of Birth
Apr 13, 1912
Birth Place:
Jacksonville, FL


The decades-long practice of issuing an Academy Award for Best Makeup owes much, if not everything, to makeup wizard William Tuttle. Assigned to work with actor Tony Randall and director George Pal on Pal's fantasy film 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1963), Tuttle effectively created six unique alter egos for Randall -- from that of a deadly Medusa to a seductive Pan. Tuttle's work on that picture so dazzled...