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Rudd Weatherwax (1907–1985)

Rudd Weatherwax was born on September 23, 1907 in Engel, Sierra County, New Mexico, USA as Ruddell Bird Weatherwax. He is known for his work on Lassie (1954), The Magic of Lassie (1978) and Lassie's Great Adventure (1963). He was married to Betty Feurer Brooks, Mae Esther Hawksworth and Emogene Barton. He died on February 25, 1985 in Los Angeles, ... See full bio »

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Lassie Miscellaneous Crew
The Magic of Lassie
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 1980 Taxi (TV Series) (dog owner and trainer - 1 episode)
- Fantasy Borough: Part 2 (1980) ... (dog owner and trainer: of Lassie)
 1978 Lassie: A New Beginning (TV Movie) (owner and trainer: Lassie)
 1978 The Magic of Lassie (owner and trainer: Lassie)
 1973 Lassie's Rescue Rangers (TV Series) (rights to "Lassie" character courtesy of - 1973)
  Lassie (TV Series) (animal trainer - 422 episodes, 1955 - 1973) (dog trainer - 9 episodes, 1954 - 1967) (owner/trainer - 2 episodes, 1956) (script supervisor - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Dawning (1973) ... (animal trainer)
- Johnny Piper (1973) ... (animal trainer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 3 (1973) ... (animal trainer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 2 (1973) ... (animal trainer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 1 (1973) ... (animal trainer)
 1963 Lassie's Great Adventure (owner/trainer: Lassie)
 1957 Old Yeller (dog trainer - uncredited)
 1954 Passion (dog trainer - uncredited)
 1953 Hondo (dog trainer - uncredited)
 1952 Return of the Texan (dog trainer)
 1950 Mister 880 (owner: Skipper - uncredited)
 1948 The Tender Years (dog trainer)
 1943 Lassie Come Home (dog trainer: "Lassie" - uncredited)
 1941 Skylark (dog trainer: Butch - uncredited)
 1935 Hands Across the Table (cat trainer: Whitey the Cat - uncredited)
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Ruddel Weatherwax

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I never broke the original Lassie of chasing cars. But we used this habit in filming. When we had a scene where Lassie was supposed to try to make an escape, we brought a motorcycle to the set. As soon as we'd start it, man, Lassie'd tear the place down to get at it.


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