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Asta (Skippy)

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Biography

Asta was Hollywood's foremost canine scene-stealer, a charismatic dynamo of a wire-haired terrier (real name Skippy) born sometime during 1931. Universally adored by depression-era movie audiences after being cast as the four-legged sidekick of amateur sleuths Nick and Nora Charles (played by William Powell and Myrna Loy) in the hit detective comedy The Thin Man (1934), Asta became the highest paid animal star of his day, earning $250 per week. Read more...

Actor

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Character: George the dog

Bringing Up Baby 1938

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Character: Asta in 'After the Thin Man'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Actress unidentified 'Thin Man' film

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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