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  Tommy Rettig - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tommy was a successful child actor in 1954 when he was chosen out of a field of 500 to play Jeff Miller in the TV series "Lassie"; (1954).
Rettig was the first boy who tagged after Lassie during the famous collie's 20 years on the CBS television network.
Rettig was also a long time advocate for the legalization of marijuana.
imdb.com /name/nm0720568/bio   (721 words)

  
  Tommy Rettig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rettig is probably best remembered for starring as character Jeff Miller in the first four seasons of the Lassie television series, from 1954 to 1957, also seen in syndicated re-runs as Jeff's Collie.
Rettig later told interviewers that he longed for a life as a normal teenager, and after 4 seasons, was able to get out of his contract.
Rettig did a guest appearance in an episode of the 1989 television series The New Lassie which aired on October 25, 1991.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tommy_Rettig   (633 words)

  
 MTV.com - Movies - Tommy Rettig
Rettig was first seen on screen in 1950, playing Richard Widmark's son in Panic in the Streets.
Rettig remained with Lassie for 103 episodes; when he outgrew the role in 1957, he was replaced by Jon Provost as Timmy Martin.
Rettig worked as a salesman and disc jockey before being cast in the 1966 TV daytime drama Never Too Young, in which he appeared with another ex-child star, Leave It to Beaver's Tony Dow.
www.mtv.com /movies/person/52655/bio.jhtml   (345 words)

  
 'Homeless Island, they call it -- I call it Hell' / San Francisco has the nation's worst problem with homelessness. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It was after noon when they found out their leader -- 44-year-old Tommy Rettig, a rail-thin man with a curly red beard -- was dead of "necrotizing fasciitis," the tissue-dissolving bacterial infection common to junkies all over the city.
Tommy was the one who'd spent about seven years teaching them how to word their panhandling signs, how to work the traffic without getting crushed, where to sleep.
Tommy had been a part of the Island for so long, nobody could really believe he was gone.
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 Lassie (1954 TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The star was Lassie, a Rough Collie, billed as "the world's most famous dog" and a fictional character who has starred in many movies, TV shows, and books over the years.
On the 1954-1974 television series, Lassie had a series of owners, the first two being Jeff Miller (Tommy Rettig) (reruns of this era were later syndicated as Jeff's Collie) and Timmy Martin (Jon Provost).
After Rettig finished 4 seasons, the child actor wanted to be released from his contract, and the story was written to have the Miller family give Lassie to the Martins in one of the most memorable episodes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lassie_(1954_tv_series)   (349 words)

  
 The Lassie Network- Lassie's Home on the Web!
Rettig remained friends with Provost, who would always end their visits together with a line he had spoken in Rettig's last episode: "Thanks for the dog, Jeff!" In the end, though, Lassie may have had the final word.
Child actor Tommy Rettig had great success, starring in several movies, and playing Jeff Miller, the first owner of TV's "Lassie." Tom reprised the role a few years ago in an episode of "The New Lassie" series; he wrote the script that had Lassie using a computer (helped by himself as a grown-up Jeff Miller).
At the end of Tommy's life, he was again reunited with Lassie, as his ashes were spread off the coast of Marina del Rey onboard the LaSea, with Lassie present to say goodbye.
www.lassie.net /tommy.htm   (999 words)

  
 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Harvard Boxer Wins Golden Gloves Award
Rettig's coach, Tommy Rawson, 90, a legend in Harvard boxing, said Rettig fought like a champion in the final round.
As his interest in the sport grew, Rettig started training at a gym in Woburn, where he could practice fighting people closer to his weight.
With the victory just a few days behind him, Rettig seems happy to enjoy the honor, though there is a possibility that he will fight a rematch against his opponent from the final round.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=126361   (576 words)

  
 Lassie Web: Lassie Title and Credit Sequences
The credit shot of Jeff and Lassie was later reshot as Tommy Rettig got older, showing him in his second and third season haircut with his hair parted on the left.
The theme song accompanying this sequence is, according to classicthemes.com, called "Secret of the Silent Hills," and was originally used in the 1940 film The Courageous Dr. Christian.
• "Tommy Rettig" (shows Jeff leaning out the window of his room)
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 Celebrate Lassie's Birthday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Starring Tommy Rettig as Jeff Miller, George Cleveland as Grandpa Miller, Jan Clayton as Ellen Miller, with Paul Maxey, Donald Keeler and guest stars: Myron Healy, Jim Hayward, Lee Erickson, and Everett Glass.
Trivia: Tommy Rettig believed in a lifestyle of "responsible drug use," claiming that drug abuse is the problem, not the drug use.
Rettig died in 1996 of natural causes at age 54.
www.mortystv.com /lassie.shtml   (1594 words)

  
 dOc DVD Review: River of No Return (1954) - Printable
Tommy Rettig plays the young boy who has come west to join his father.
But the chemistry between Rettig and his adult co-stars is barely existent; he would enjoy much better success when he went on to star as Lassie's pal in four years on the television series.
Rettig's troubles growing up were legendary tabloid fodder and in later life, he overcame his difficulties as a "child star" and became a successful software developer.
www.digitallyobsessed.com /showrevpdf.php3?ID=3459   (1304 words)

  
 Tommy Rettig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tommy was my favorite movie and television actor when I was a kid.
Tommy was knwn as Marylin Monroe's youngest date when he escorted her to the premire of this movie.
Then of course there was the TV series "Jeff's Collie" which was the original Lassie show.
martin.alaskaroad.com /Rettig.htm   (108 words)

  
 clothing and costues worn by child actors : r
Tommy wore a the dress as called for in the younger brother role in "Member of the Wedding." He made his screen debut when he was 9 years old.
Rettig "was the classic stage manager--always on the set, always too ambitious." During vacations from the television set, Tommy continued to make movies.
Tommy was quite short, as an adult he only reached 5 ft 4 in, which didn't help his efforts to win adult roles.
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 Independent, The (London): OBITUARY : Tommy Rettig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tommy Rettig was a fresh-faced, cheerful and clean-cut kid who found solace in drugs when adulthood destroyed his celebrity status.
Movies were awash with youngsters, and the industry had realised that the public preferred the natural to the cute.
When Fox wasn't using Rettig he was loaned out - for instance, to Universal to play Patricia Neale's offspring in Weekend with Father (1951) and to Warner Bros to be Jane Wyman's son in So Big (1953).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19960220/ai_n14035165   (376 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO): TOMMY RETTIG, PLAYED JEFF IN ORIGINAL CAST OF TELEVISION'S ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tommy Rettig, the first boy to star alongside Lassie when the collie's television series made its debut, died of natural causes at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Marina del Rey Thursday.
Rettig was the first to play the famous dog's best friend and starred for four years as 11-year-old Jeff Wilson.
Born in Jackson Heights, N.Y., as Thomas Noel Rettig, Mr.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:67773716&refid=ink_tptd_np   (229 words)

  
 Classic TV Shows - Lassie with Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Tommy Rettig, Jan Clayton
Lassie's first family was Jeff Miller (Tommy Rettig), his widowed mother Ellen Miller (Jan Clayton) and Gramps (George Cleveland.)
Now off the farm he has a broader base of people to save and in the final seasons, he didn't need an owner at all.
George Cleveland died in 1957 of a heart attack, Jan Clayton died in 1983 of cancer, Robert Bray in 1983 of a heart attack, Arthur Space in 1983 of cancer, George Chandler in 1985 of cancer, Tommy Rettig in 1996, and Hugh Reilly in 1998 of emphysema.
www.fiftiesweb.com /tv/lassie.htm   (306 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Rettig was a child star with movie and stage credits when he was picked to be Lassie's master, Jeff Miller, over 500 other applicants.
Rettig had a major career as a child actor, appearing with Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum in "River of No Return," with Richard Widmark in "The Last Wagon," and with Jane Wyman in "So Big." He appeared in 17 movies.
He became a strenuous advocate for drug legalization and was arrested and imprisoned for growing and smuggling drugs on several occasions.
www.goodbyemag.com /feb/rettig.htm   (236 words)

  
 peterme.com: Rettig, Steady, Go!
Marc Rettig makes that clear in his presentation, "interaction design history in a teeny little nutshell" (PDF, 3.2 MB).
I *am* related to Sam Rettig, who ran a still in the piney woods of East Texas way back in the last century.
Posted by: Marc "Not related to Tommy" Rettig at April 10, 2003 02:10 PM Spend a few seconds and think about this: Design is such a powerful concept.
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 Bill's tribute to the 5000 Fingers of dr. t   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Rettig: I actually did make a record, but it was never released.
Rettig: I worked pretty solidly from the age of five to the age of
Rettig: That was the fourth year of the Lassie show, and the
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 MMI Review: Mill Valley Film Festival 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Get this: little Tommy Rettig hates playing the piano, no matter what his Mom says.
Tommy runs through a surrealistic nightmare as he races the clock to save his Mom from the evil clutches of Dr. Terwilliker.
Tommy gets to wear a really cool hat with a big hand sticking out of the top.
www.shoestring.org /mmi_revs/mill_valley95.html   (432 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Full Screen)": DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Young Bart (Tommy Rettig of TV's Lassie) detests his piano lessons with the fanatical Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conried).
Tommy Rettig is perfect, and never annoying as Bartholemew Cubbins, the precocious child star of the movie, Mary Healy plays his mother and Peter Lind Hayes plays the wise plumber, August Zabladowski.
This movie is billed as a musical, it's not much of one, the songs seem as if they were tacked on to the rest of the production, however the movie is so good that even this cannot detract from it.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059H74   (1280 words)

  
 50000 fingers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Rettig then took a dip into the pond of record producing and personal management.
Rettig: Yeah, I didn't keep too much in touch with her after that, because, after all, I was a
RETTIG: We sued the producers of the show for four years in a row.
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 AMCTV.com SHOW - Paula
A young married couple, unable to have children, are prevailed upon to take the child into their home.
The search for the driver gets uncomfortably close to the young woman, but in the end she is spared and wins the boy's affection.
Tommy Rettig, Kent Smith, William H. Wright, Loretta Young
www.amctv.com /show/detail?CID=2555-1-MST   (115 words)

  
 SHAME OF THE CITY / HOMELESS ISLAND / They live - and die - on a traffic island in the middle of a busy downtown ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Homeless Island is at the nexus of 12th and Mission streets and South Van Ness Avenue, in an area where the homeless turfs of crack and heroin junkies meet.
The grubby shoe tongue had fused into the 4- inch-wide raw abscess on Tommy's ankle, just as it had done every night for four months.
Unlike the others, she doesn't "sign" -- she has a steady job having sex with johns on Mission Street for $50 a throw.
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 River of No Return (1954)
Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig, Murvyn Vye, Douglas Spencer
He killed a man to defend a friend, and he now returns to be with his young son Mark (Tommy Rettig).
Granted, you’d need to really love Marilyn to want that much of her material, but if you fall into that category, it’s a great idea.
www.dvdmg.com /riverofnoreturn.shtml   (1384 words)

  
 The Nostradamian Almanac 2002 - February 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This prophecy, widely touted as a prediction of the "evolution of the Steppenwolf, half wolf-dog, half man," a creature who will have control of the "supreme instrument" that will usher in a new age of advancement, caused quite a sensation at the 2001 Nostradamus Roundtable.
I could not concede to this interpretation, for I immediately recognized the quatrain's subject as Tommy Rettig, the child actor and computer guru, who died on this day in 1996.
Two, the man guiding the action was Tommy Rettig, child actor of the original Lassie show, Jeff's Collie, who grew up, a man, who was, in real life, a programming guru of dBase III, FoxPro, Clipper, and other computer languages.
www.amsiriano.com /nostradamus/a20020215.php   (408 words)

  
 About Jeff | Senior Safety
But the truth be told, that was young Tommy Rettig.
Tommy Rettig became a programming genius and best selling author later in life.
In the 50's, as a little boy, I watched Tommy playing my namesake on Lassie all the time.
blog.seniorsafety.com /public/item/95580   (163 words)

  
 Fias Co Farm / Amazon Feature Store | DVD | Lassie: Best of Jeff's Collie
Tommy Rettig did not portray a plastic cute owner like Timmy, (Sorry Timmy fans) but a real 12th year-old fatherless farm boy who filled the gap of his father's absence with the love of his pet.
Some of the episodes are a bit long in the tooth, yet they are very, very timely as well.
Lassie is superior in every way to the current Lassie--hard to say how--he just is. Tommy Rettig and Jan Clayton are excellent as is George Cleveland.
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 DVD Actor Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Starring: Tommy Rettig, Peter Lind Hayes, Hans Conried, Mary Healy.
In the first live-action Dr. Seuss feature, a boy is captured by his piano teacher and joins 500 reluctant students to perform non-stop on the grandest grand piano ever.
Red Ryder gathers other ranchers to fight crooked banker Calvin Drake and his henchman, who are pushing honest landowners off their lands.
www.dvdplanet.com /search_actor.asp?sKeys=Tommy   (388 words)

  
 Bobby Sriscoll
Birthdate: December 10, 1941 Birthplace: Jackson Heights, MI Date Of Death: February 15, 1996 Place Of Death: Marina del Rey, CA Tommy is best known as 'Jeff' in Lassie.
He also had several movie roles such as River Of No Return co-starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe and in the title role in So Big.
From The Moving Picture Boy by John Holmstrom: Like so many child actors, Thomas Noel Rettig reminded one of a small Disneyish animal.
nebrot.tripod.com /rettig.html   (157 words)

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