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Rin-Tin-Tin

early film hero; German shepherd. [Radio: Buxton, 200]
See: Dogs
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Rescued from a World War One battlefield by American soldier Lee Duncan, Rin Tin Tin became a silentmovie star, appearing in no less than 27 Hollywood films.
Some of the most famous dogs in film history include Beethoven, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Benji, Milo, Toto, among so many others.
He instinctively passed up the timid and sat down immediately in front of the braver among us; we felt as if we were welcoming Rin Tin Tin on tour.
In the following two decades, Stanton secured a string of tiny roles in TV shows and low-budget films, including The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Gunsmoke and Johnny Ringo.
Milk-Bone won over the emerging babyboomer generation in the mid-1950s with a TV spot starring Rinty, the star of ABC show The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. When those kids grew up and got their own dogs, they stuck with Milk-Bone.
I began with female poets of WW1, added Inspirational Women like Mrs Stobart and then Fascinating Facts - like Rin Tin Tin the American dog film star who was rescued as a puppy from a bombed-out kennels in Alsace - and finally Forgotten Poets such as Claude Penrose and Robert Nichols.
Yet, almost immediately, the myth began that Jannings' vote tally actually lagged behind that of another German "actor," the dog "Rin Tin Tin." (As late as Susan Orlean's 2011 biography of the famous canine, the claim still was being made--although noted film historian and former spokesperson for the Academy, Anthony Slide, maintains this is nonsense.)
Tintin should not be confused with Rin Tin Tin though this too
His other directorial credits include "Finding Rin Tin Tin," "Cool Dog" and "Direct Contact."