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Lassie

  • Birth 4 Jun 1940 North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death Jun 1958 North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Privately buried on Rudd's ranch in a special place
  • Memorial ID 7376621

Animal Actor. Lassie I who's real name was Pal, was trained by animal breeder Rudd Weatherwax. He obtained Pal from a friend as an owed debt. Pal went onto appear as Lassie in the film "Lassie Come Home" in 1943, and the television series, "Lassie" from 1954 to 1974. In all there have been 9 Lassies, in over 50 years, all from the same family. His son Robert continues the tradition of training the dogs.

Pal was privately buried by Rudd himself out on his ranch in a special place and he would often visit the grave. The man experienced a deep depression for months and could never watch an MGM Lassie movie again.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7376621
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lassie (4 Jun 1940–Jun 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7376621, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Privately buried on Rudd's ranch in a special place.