Born on a battlefield in France during World War I and rescued by a U.S. soldier named Lee Duncan, a terrified German shepherd puppy would become the most famous dog in the world. Named Rin Tin Tin, after a popular French doll of the time, the dog would be as big a star as the movies and television have ever known. (Sorry, Lassie.) Below are some Tribune archive photos of this canine celebrity. Click here to read Rick Kogan's review of Susan Orlean's new book "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend."
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