May 28, 2006
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.

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