The amazing story of the German Shepherd named Rin Tin Tin.
Corporal Lee Duncan rescued Rin Tin Tin when he was a puppy from a bombed out German kennel near the end of World War I in 1918 and took the dog home to California. When a producer spotted the dog jumping over 10 feet at a dog show, Rin Tin Tin went on to became a massive star, making 26 pictures for Warner Brothers before his death in 1932. At the peak of his career he received some 10,000 fan letters a week.
Rin Tin Tin also received the most votes for Best Actor at the first Academy Awards, but the Academy decided giving the trophy to a dog wouldn’t set the right tone for the show.
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