August 10, 1932: Died, Rin Tin Tin. The newborn German Shepherd had been rescued from a battlefield by an American soldier during World War I, and went on to become the most famous dog in Hollywood. He appeared in 27 films (sometimes playing a wolf). He is believed to have received the most votes for the first Best Actor Oscar in 1929, but the Academy decided that only a human could win. His offspring also starred in film, radio, and television.

Rin Tin Tin (September 1918 – August was a male German Shepherd who was an international star in motion pictures. He was RESCUED from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty".


A “Panda German Shepherd” whose coloration is the result of piebaldism, a mutation. Dream second dog! But I will not shop for a dog