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August 06, 2007

WILLIAM J. TUTTLE, 95 Movie makeup artist

Movie makeup artist William J. Tuttle, who created the shaggy Morlocks of The Time Machine, the monster's mug for Young Frankenstein and turned Tony Randall into a circus full of legends for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, died July 30 of complications related to old age at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Mr. Tuttle influenced generations of makeup artists and worked on hundreds of movies from the 1930s until his final film, Zorro, the Gay Blade, in 1981. His makeup work or design is seen in features as diverse as Brigadoon, Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Silver Streak.

In 1964, he received an honorary Academy Award for his work on 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, 17 years before a formal Oscar for makeup was established.

In the movie, Mr. Randall plays several characters, including an Asian man and Medusa.

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