Tess Trueheart

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Tess Trueheart
Dick Tracy character
Created byChester Gould
Portrayed byHelen Lewis, Anne Jeffreys, Kay Christopher, Anne Gwynne, Angela Greene, Glenne Headly
Significant otherDick Tracy

Tess Trueheart is the love interest character in the American comic strip Dick Tracy which was created by Chester Gould in 1931.[1]

The character eventually became the wife of Dick Tracy in the original comic strip.[2]

In the 1934-1948 radio series Dick Tracy she was voiced by Helen Lewis. [3]

The character of Tess Trueheart has been featured in films including 1945's Dick Tracy and its sequel Dick Tracy vs. Cueball, portrayed in both by actress Anne Jeffreys, and in 1990's Dick Tracy, which starred Glenne Headly as Tess.[4][5]


  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ Comicvine.com
  3. ^ https://books.google.be/books?id=HqhoAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA199&lpg=PA199&dq=Dick+tracy+radio+1934&source=bl&ots=jSakPWS3ql&sig=SJa8eFVXYOq6Vwys5oXVMmmSorc&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBmoVChMIr6qxh630yAIVhL0aCh1gUAq9#v=onepage&q=Dick%20tracy%20radio%201934&f=false
  4. ^ Vanity Fair
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent (June 15, 1990). "Dick Tracy (1990) Review/FIlm; A Cartoon Square Comes to Life In 'Dick Tracy'". The New York Times.

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