Awards & Winners

William Tuttle

Date of Birth 13-April-1912
Place of Birth Jacksonville
(United States of America, Florida, Duval County, Area code 904)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as William J. Tuttle, Bill Tuttle, Bob Tuttle, William Julian Tuttle, King of the Duplictators
Profession Makeup Artist
William J. Tuttle was an American make-up artist. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, at a young age he was forced to leave school to support his mother and younger brother. After a series of odd-jobs and a brief stint in his own band, Tuttle moved to Hollywood, California to work under makeup artist Jack Dawn at Twentieth Century Pictures. In 1934, Tuttle and Dawn moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Working as Dawn's assistant, Tuttle supervised the makeup work in such movies as The Wizard of Oz and Father of the Bride. Tuttle created makeup for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, among them Judy Garland; Gene Kelly; Katharine Hepburn and Esther Williams. Eventually he worked his way up to head of the studio's makeup department, In the 1950s he would be responsible for the makeup in Singin' in the Rain, Forbidden Planet, North by Northwest and The Time Machine. He reused pieces he first created for The Time Machine in The Eye of the Beholder, one of his many Twilight Zone contributions. In 1964, Tuttle received a special Academy Award for his work on George Pal's 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; this was 17 years before makeup became an official Oscar category. Later work included Logan's Run and Young Frankenstein. Tuttle is the subject of the 1968 MGM short The King of the Duplicators where he demonstrated some of his work.

Awards by William Tuttle

Check all the awards nominated and won by William Tuttle.


Nominations 1976 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Babe


Nominations 1974 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup The Phantom of Hollywood


Academy Honorary Award
Honored for : 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
(for his outstanding make-up achievement for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao)