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Tommy Rettig
Born Thomas Noel Rettig
in Jackson Heights, New York
on December 10, 1941

Tommy Rettig boy on Lassie photo

Tommy Rettig started his career on stage at age six, appearing with Mary Martin in Annie Get Your Gun. While he is probably best remembered for his role as Jeff Miller in the Lassie TV series, he had a distinguished list of movie credits,  including a starring role with Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return. Perhaps his most significant role was that of the reluctant pianist in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. In his later life he was a respected computer programmer, writing applications in the pioneering database program, dBase II.

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Tommy Rettig with Marilyn MonroeTommy Rettig, Marilyn Monroe, River of No Return

The photos above show Tommy Rettig with Marilyn Monroe, costars in River of No Return (1954).

303 ~ Tommy Rettig portrait301 ~ Tommy Rettig fan photo302 ~ Tommy Rettig at home304 ~ Tommy Rettig with Peter Ustinov305 ~ Tommy Rettig with Jean Simmons

309 ~ A scene from "Weekend With Father"310 ~ Tommy Rettig in "The Strip"312 ~ 313 ~ A very tiny Tommy in "The Tender Hours" (aka "Two Weeks With Love"311 ~ Tommy Rettig in "So Big"