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Asta (II)

Asta was Hollywood's foremost canine scene-stealer, a charismatic dynamo of a wire-haired terrier (real name Skippy) born sometime during 1931. Universally adored by depression-era movie audiences after being cast as the four-legged sidekick of amateur sleuths Nick and Nora Charles (played by William Powell and Myrna Loy) in the hit detective ... See full bio »



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 1957-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- Paradise Discovered (1959) ... Asta
- Cherchez la Sexpot (1959) ... Asta
- Bat McKidderick (1959) ... Asta
- Cold Cargo (1959) ... Asta
- Dear Dead Days (1959) ... Asta
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip
'Mr. Atlas' - Dog (as Skippy)
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
George the dog (uncredited)
 1937 The Awful Truth
Mr. Smith (uncredited)
 1937 Sea Racketeers
Skipper (as Skippy)
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
Dog (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Skippy (uncredited)
 1935 The Lottery Lover
Pom Pom (as Skippy)
 1934 The Thin Man
Asta (uncredited)
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case
Terrier at Dog Show (uncredited)
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 1936 After the Thin Man (performer: "Irish Washerwoman" - uncredited)
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 1940 Famous Movie Dogs (Short)
Himself - a Dog (uncredited)
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 1976 It's Showtime (Documentary)
 1964 The Big Parade of Comedy (Documentary)
Asta in 'After the Thin Man' (as Asta The Dog)

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Alternate Names:

Asta The Dog | Skippy

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A wire hair fox terrier. His appearance in the Thin Man series in the thirties created a huge interest in the breed which led to over-breeding.

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