Animal Superstars: Where Are They Now?
"Like other actors in the industry, animals have open calls and closed auditions, hair and makeup experts, special diets, red carpet appearances and retirement to a ranch. There are stars, unknowns, hopefuls and has-beens. There is hard work, and there is reward: chicken bits, in Lassie's case." –This Star Works for Chicken Bits, by William L. Hamilton, The New York Times, May 28, 2006.
D.C., from That Darn Cat, 1965: Dead.
Dog, from A Dog's Life, 1918: Dead.
Beethoven, from Beethoven, 1992: Dead.
Elephant, from The Party, 1968: Dead.
Bart the Bear, from The Edge, 1997: Dead.
Gil, from What About Bob?, 1991: Dead.
Willy, from Free Willy, 1993: Dead.
Sheldon (aka, Crow #243), from The Birds, 1963: Dead.
Rin Tin Tin, from The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, 1954-1959: Dead.
Brandon, from Punky Brewster, 1984-1988: Dead.
Monkey, from Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981: Dead.
Old Yeller, from Old Yeller, 1957: Dead.
Jinx, from Meet the Parents, 2000; Dead.
Mike the Dog, from Down and Out in Beverly Hills, 1986: Dead.
Animal, from The Muppet Movie, 1979: Dead.