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Rin Tin Tin (1918–1932)

The first 'Rin Tin Tin', who along with his heirs starred in numerous films and television series, was discovered during World War I, September 15, 1918, by US Air Corporal Lee Duncan and his battalion in Lorraine, France. At a bombed out dog kennel, Duncan found a mother Shepherd Dog and her scrawny litter of five pups. Duncan chose two of the ... See full bio »

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 1929 The Show of Shows
Rin-Tin-Tin - Introducing 'An Oriental Fantasy' Number (as Rin-Tin-Tin)
 1929 Frozen River
Lobo, a dog
 1927 Hills of Kentucky
The Grey Ghost
 1926 A Hero of the Big Snows
Rinty (as Rin-Tin-Tin)
 1925 Clash of the Wolves
Lobo - Leader of the Wolf Pack (as Rin-tin-tin)
 1924 Find Your Man
Buddy, a dog
 1923 Shadows of the North
King, the dog
 1923 Where the North Begins
The Dog (as Rin-tin-tin)
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Trainer Lee Duncan: "Rintintin has never been whipped and the wonderful things this dog accomplishes on the screen are accomplished through kindness and instruction - but never with the whip. Even in scenes where Rintintin is supposed to be beaten, I never permit a whip to touch the dog." See more »

Trivia:

According to legend, in the very first year of voting for the Oscars, Rinty received more votes than any other actor, but to avoid any embarrassment, the Academy eventually decided to award he first Best Actor to a human thespian Emil Jannings. See more »

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Rinty

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