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

307 ~ Tommy Rettig in "River of No Return"   303 ~ Tommy Rettig portrait   301 ~ Tommy Rettig fan 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 (the first program I ever learned!).
304 ~ Tommy Rettig with Peter Ustinov   305 ~ Tommy Rettig with Jean Simmons
Tommy Rettig on the set of "The Egyptian (1954)," posing with Peter Ustinov and Jean Simmons.