Originally found as a puppy shortly before the end of World War I by an American serviceman named Duncan, Rin Tin Tin served as a Red Cross Dog with his owner. He starred in The North Begins (the first of 26 films), a huge success that saved Warner Brothers from bankruptcy, becoming wildly popular. Over the next few decades, Rin Tin Tin and his descendants starred in several films, movie shorts, and radio and TV series. The original died in 1932 in the arms of actress Jean Harlow on Duncan’s front lawn. Later, his body was moved to his birthplace in Paris, France.
Rin Tin Tin