Rin Tin Tin was one of America's first doggie stars. American serviceman Lee Duncan found Rin in a bombed-out dog kennel in France during World War I. Duncan took the German shepherd home with him to California and taught him how to do tricks and perform in dog shows. More show-biz opportunities followed, including a role as a wolf in a 1922 motion picture. For the next decade, Rin had parts in 26 films, making him as big a star as any of his human counterparts. Rin Tin Tin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and during the 1950s, his offspring portrayed him on the television show The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.
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