The first - and, as some believe, the greatest - Hollywood superstar dog was Rin Tin Tin, a German shepherd, which was connected to the front dog.
In September 1918 Lee Duncan, a young American corporal found after the battle in France with five German shepherd puppies. Shepherd American soldiers cured, named her Betty Flemish and left at home. Duncan took her two puppies and gave them names and Rententen Nenetta.
Duncan before the war planned breeding and training dogs, sheep dogs in America, and even visited the prison camp, where he met with the captured German instructor for advice. Rin Tin Tin before the end of the war he served in the army and connected Duncan noticed that the dog is very smart and responds well to training.
In 1922, Duncan was at the right time and in the right place when the young while the film company «Warner Brothers» suffered losses and was on the verge of closing. The studio tried to shoot a scene with a wolf who did not want to comply with the requirements of the director. Duncan suggested that the role of the wolf Rin-Tin-Tin, and as a result the film "The Man with the Hell's River» (The Man from Hell's River), which starred Rin-Tin-Tin, was a great success, and dog-novice actor became a sensation and hero who allowed the company «Warner Brothers» take their rightful place in Hollywood and be saved from bankruptcy.
The film «Jaws of Steel» 1927. In the story of Rin-Tin-Tin neutralizes tsenulyu gang.
In "Hills of Kentucky" (1927), Rin-Tin-Tin saves not only the local school teacher, but also a nice dog.
Rin Tin Tin became known as "The dog that saved" Warner Brothers ". Susan Orlean author of "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend" wrote: "Every time" Warner Brothers »was on the verge of bankruptcy, they vypskali new film with Rin Tin Tin in the title role, and thus were saved from collapse.
Rin Tin Tin is standing on its hind legs on the platform in Chicago, Illinois. 1926
Critics did not approve of painting «Rinty of the Desert» (1928), calling the film "The throng of absurdities and pointless scenes." But fans of Rin Tin Tin movie was a great success again.
The first talkie with Rin Tin Tin starring «Land of the Silver Fox» (1928)
The role of the Red Cross dog Rin Tin Tin has performed in films «Find Your Man» (1924) and «A Dog of the Regiment» (1927).
After the appearance of the sound film in 1930, Warner Brother Rin Tin Tin was removed by the wayside. Dog appeared on the series «Thhe Lone Defender» and «The Lightning Warrior»
Rin Tin Tin died in 1932 at the age of 14 years.
In 1934, Duncan decided to move the remains of your pet in his homeland, France, and now the tomb of Rin Tin Tin is on the ground in Europe pet cemetery Simeter de Shens.
In 1936, one of the descendants of Rin Tin Tin has continued his father's work, starring in the movie «Tough Guy» with Jackie Cooper vglavnoy role.
Rin Tin Tin IV in the series about the war with the Indians, "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin» (1954-59)
Rin Tin Tin IV m his boss Lee Archer. "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin» (1954-59).
Rin Tin Tin IV with James Brown. "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin» (1954-59).
At the present time (2009) there is a museum in Texas Rin Tin Tin.