Rin Tin Tin

Recent Role:

Star on Skull and Crown

Born:

9/15/1918, Lorraine, France.

Died:

8/10/1932

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  • On September 15th, 1918 Lt. Lee Duncan and his batallion were in Lorraine, France, searching a bombed out German War Dog Kennel. They came across five puppies and their mother. The soldiers rescued the dogs, but only the two Duncan kept survived. They were called Nannette and Rin Tin Tin after the puppets the soldiers were given as good luck charms. Duncan realized that the dogs he rescued could well be trained to help American soldiers. Focused on the male puppy, (Rin Tin Tin) Duncan's dog was soon assisting the entire batallion. When the war ended Duncan was desperate in taking the two dogs to American with him. Upon arrival, Nannette sadly died from Distemper, but Duncan returned to his home in California with Rin Tin Tin. In 1922 Rin Tin Tin was spotted by the maker of a motion picture camera and his career began. He went on to create a total of 26 motion pictures for Warner Brothers and received over 10,000 fan letters per week. The first Rin Tin Tin depressingly died on August 10th, 1932, but his legacy went on in Rin Tin Tin Jr. and Rin Tin Tin the third. After helping out in World War 2 training war dogs, Duncan continued Rinty's film career. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin aired from 1954-1959, and starred Rin Tin Tin the fourth. Lee Duncan died September 10th, 1960 but the lineage of Rin Tin Tin was protected. First by Jannettia Brodsgaard Propps, and then her granddaughter Daphne Hereford. Currently, she has possesion of Rin Tin Tin the eighth.moreless

    Birth Place:

    Lorraine, France.