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Comments and Info
RIN TIN TIN HORSES & RUSTY
from: Deb at Horse Fame
Recently and in the past I received
email & message board info from people
concerning actor Lee Aaker.
Memories from Marlene Morris may or
may not be fact. Just as identities
can be forged. You be the judge.
My website, HORSE FAME, welcomes facts
concerning horses used on Rin Tin Tin
if any of the folks with knowledge on
that wish to send the horse stories,
please do. Any other comments on the
subject can be posted on the Horse Fame
FAMOUS EQUINE TRAINERS
Lucille Rogers Barney
I had the honor of training
with Glenn Randall Sr.
and lived with Pinky and Corky
for a while back in the mid fifties.
Glenn took a horse of mine and
completely changed him from an
obstreporus and unmanageable
to adocile and much happier animal.
I kept my horse there for many months
and was very fortunate to have
witnessed the Randall family in action.
At the time they had
who was an astute horse trainer in his
own right and many other famous horse
owner's in the barn. Their combined talents
in the industry were second to none.
LEE AAKER where are you?
James Michael Hughes
I have searched for information
on Lee Aaker for months.
I am writing and
producing a TV biography
on the late actress
I would love to contact Mr. Aaker.
As you know he appeared in
"Hondo" in 1953.
Any and all information on where
to reach Mr. Aaker would be so helpful.
We would like to invite him
to appear on-camera
for our biography.
Fake LEE AAKER and Fake JIM ALLEN
I attended a lot of functions with him
and was taken in like everyone else
Jim Allen was exposed
as a phoney in an article
out of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
He told a reporter some stories
that Andrea Canutt
got hold of and she wrote
the magazine and exposed him.
OLD BUDDY LEE AAKER
I went to (Kelso) elementary school
and high school with Lee Aaker. I
transferred to San Diego, California
Military Academy in my sophomore year
but returned to Inglewood, California
one weekend a month,
plus summer vacations. I saw
Lee at the "Witchstand" on occasion.
He was always outgoing and gregarious.
Our parents (all dead now)
were aquainted with each other
for many years.
Lee and I were never what you
could call "buddies" but we knew
I can still remember the "limo"
coming to pick him up from
school in the '50s.
That was a big deal in those days.
I haven't seen him in over 40 years.
Every time a Rin Tin Tin episode would air,
I wondered what happened to
Where ever he is, I hope he's
happy and life's treating him well.
was another regular at the "Witchstand".
He liked the car hops, as I recall.
He drove a large white Cadillac convertible.
Man, that was along time ago.
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