old school Animal Actorsby dictracy23 | created - 15 Mar 2014 | updated - 28 Nov 2016 | Public
1. Rin Tin Tin
Actor | While London Sleeps
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 ...
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
Without question, the most known dog in movie history. Many dogs tried to eclipse Toto's success, most recently, The Men In Black dog. Most don't know that Toto has an autobiography that's available in most stores. She almost lost her life when she broke her foot in The Wizard of Oz. Toto (Terry) ...
Actor | White Fang
Strongheart, the German shepherd who was a canine superstar of American cinema, was born and raised in Imperial Germany, where he was trained to be a police dog and assigned to the German military during World War I. Called "Etzel von Oringer," the German shepherd was born on October 1, 1917, ...
Actor | The Thin Man Goes Home
Asta was Hollywood's foremost canine scene-stealer, a charismatic dynamo of a wire-haired terrier (real name Skippy) born sometime during 1931. Universally adored by depression-era movie audiences after being cast as the four-legged sidekick of retired private detective Nick Charles and his wife ...
5. Pal the Dog
Actor | The Marriage Maker
Pal the Dog was a very intelligent Rough Collie dog who began his movie career at the age four when he was teamed up with actor Wallace Reid. He would go on to become a favorite of young movie goers throughout the country for almost a decade. Pal died at the age of fourteen in Hollywood.
6. Pete the Dog
Actor | Buster Minds the Baby
Pete the Dog was born as Pal. He was known for Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925), Bear Shooters (1930), The First Seven Years (1930), and Dog Heaven(1930). He of course is best known for playing Spanky's dog in The Little Rascalls. He died on January 28, 1946 in Los Angeles, Californians, USA.
Actor | Hollywood Canteen
Trigger, Roy Rogers' beautiful Golden Palomino stallion, and co-star with Roy in many of his movies and Roy's TV show, was often billed as "the smartest horse in the movies".
The two of them appeared in dozens of westerns in the 1930s and 40s, always chasing and thwarting the bad guys, and working ...
Actress | Francis Covers the Big Town
Though she was best known as Francis the Talking Horse, her real name was Molly. Molly was known for Francis Goes to the Races (1951), Francis (1950) and Francis Goes to West Point (1952). Molly won a prestigious award In 1951, when she became the very first animal to win the coveted Picture Animal...
14. Mister Ed
Self | Mister Ed
Mister Ed was born in El Monte, California, and his real name was Bamboo Harvester. He was a palomino show horse that had his own show. On the Mr. Ed show, he played a talking horse that only spoke to his owner Wilber. Bamboo Harvester actually had a stunt double who stepped in often. He died in ...
Actor | Flipper
Flipper was played by five female dolphins; Susie, Patty, Squirt, Scotty and Kathy. The five dolphins performed all of Flipper's scenes except the famous tail walk, a trick they were unable to master completely. A male dolphin named Clown was brought in for scenes involving the tail walk. The ...
Actor | Lightning Strikes West
Tarzan "The Wonder Horse" was a star of Movies, Circus, and Rodeo.
When Ken Maynard bought Tarzan around 1925 for $50 in Newhall, California, he found his perfect co-star. Tarzan received billing in many of Maynard's movies from then on.
Ken named his prize steed Tarzan after the fictional hero of the...