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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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 1931 The Lightning Warrior
 1930 Rough Waters
 1930 The Man Hunter
 1930 On the Border
 1930 The Lone Defender
 1929 Tiger Rose
 1929 Show of Shows
Rin-Tin-Tin - Introducing 'An Oriental Fantasy' Number (as Rin-Tin-Tin)
 1929 Frozen River
Lobo (as Rin-Tin-Tin)
 1929 The Million Dollar Collar
Rinty - a Dog
 1928 Land of the Silver Fox
 1928 Rinty of the Desert
 1928 A Race for Life
Rinty, a dog
 1927 A Dog of the Regiment
 1927 Jaws of Steel
 1927 Tracked by the Police
 1927 Hills of Kentucky
The Grey Ghost
 1926 While London Sleeps
 1926 A Hero of the Big Snows
Rinty (as Rin-Tin-Tin)
 1926 The Night Cry
Rin Tin Tin
 1925 Clash of the Wolves
Lobo - Leader of the Wolf Pack (as Rin-tin-tin)
 1925 Below the Line
Rin Tin Tin
 1925 Tracked in the Snow Country
Rin Tin Tin
 1924 The Lighthouse by the Sea
Rin Tin Tin
 1924 Find Your Man
Buddy (as Rin-Tin-Tin)
 1923 Shadows of the North
King, the dog
 1923 Where the North Begins
Rin Tin Tin (as Rin-tin-tin)
 1922 My Dad
Rin Tin Tin
 1922 The Man from Hell's River
Rin Tin Tin
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Rin-Tin-Tin | Rin-tin-tin

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On 15 September 1918 US Air Corps Cpl. Lee Duncan discovered a half-starved dog and her five puppies--just five days old--in a blasted dugout on a World War I battlefield in France. Duncan tried to take the puppies, whom he named Nanette and Rin Tin Tin, back to the US but only Rinty survived the trip. See more »



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