‘Lassie’ Actor Tommy Rettig

Celebrity Q&A
on March 16, 2012


Who was the boy in the movie River of No Return with Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum?
Kathleen Flockerzi, Tionesta, Pa.   
Tommy Rettig played Mitchum’s character’s son in that 1954 Western, but he’s best remembered in another role: as Jeff Miller in the first three seasons of Lassie (1954-1957). Rettig made more than a dozen films before the TV series made him a household name. For the last years of his life, he was a successful computer software developer. Rettig died in 1996 at 54 of a heart attack.   
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