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Pal

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Overview (2)

Born in North Hollywood, California, USA
Died

Mini Bio (1)

Pal the dog ( a Rough Collie) was born on June 8, 1940 in North Hollywood, California, USA. He is best known and remembered for Lassie Come Home, (1943) and Courage of Lassie (1946), The Painted Hills (1951). Though he was a male, he received notoriety for playing the famous character Lassie. He was retired from acting in 1954, and died in 1958. His life and memories of him live on in his movies and T.V. appearances.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Blogmonstermike

Trivia (4)

Almost all dogs in the subsequent "Lassie" films and television series have been descendants of Pal. The dog who played Lassie for the first half of season 2 of the TV series Lassie (1997) and the dog who played Lassie in Lassie (2005) were not.
The first dog to play the heroine "Lassie"--although he was actually a male dog, not a bitch.
After playing the original Lassie in Lassie Come Home (1943), Pal was cast in the follow-up, Son of Lassie (1945). He was cast as the title character, however, and another dog played Lassie!.
The son of Pal's trainer, Rudd Weatherwax, said his father was very affected upon the death of Pal in 1958. "It hit him very hard when Pal died. He buried him in a special place on the ranch and would often visit the grave. Dad would never again watch an MGM Lassie movie. He just couldn't bear to see Pal. He didn't want to have to be reminded of just how much he loved that dog".

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