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Frank Thrall Weatherwax
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1902
Las Palomas
Sierra County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1991
Malibu
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Animal Trainer, Actor. He is best remembered for helping his brother, Rudd, train a collie named Pal, who became famous as the canine actor Lassie. Other successful pupils were a dog named Skippy who portrayed the original 'Asta' in television series "The Thin Man", Spike, who had the leading role of ‘Old Yeller' in Disney's "Old Yeller" as well as the role of 'Brown' in the western television series "The Westerner" and Lightning, who starred in the 1935 version of "A Dog of Flanders." As an actor he portrayed a bully in "Little Lord Fauntleroy". He also appeared as ‘Peter' in the silent film version of "Heidi" and played the role of 'Johnny Aimes' in the movie "The Jucklins." He passed away at age 89.
 (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Acacia, Map 1, Lot 3042, Space 1
 
Maintained by: Tropico Gravers
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85543717
Frank Thrall Weatherwax
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Frank Thrall Weatherwax
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Frank Thrall Weatherwax
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- linda
 Added: Jun. 22, 2016

- Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 10, 2015
Frank brought a little sunshine into my life as an ill child at a camp one year. Thank-you.
- L.J. Trousdale
 Added: Jun. 28, 2015
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