Rudd Weatherwax

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Rudd Weatherwax
Rudd Weatherwax and Lassie 1955.JPG
Weatherwax and Lassie, 1955
Born
Ruddell Bird Weatherwax

(1907-09-23)September 23, 1907
DiedFebruary 25, 1985(1985-02-25) (aged 77)
OccupationAnimal trainer

Ruddell Bird "Rudd" Weatherwax (September 23, 1907 – February 25, 1985) was an animal trainer. He trained dogs for movies and television. He trained a collie named Pal for the 1943 MGM movie Lassie Come Home. Pal appeared in six other MGM "Lassie" movies. He also trained Pal and his male descendants for the Lassie television series (1954-1974). He trained Spike for the 1957 Disney movie Old Yeller. He also trained Homer, the unofficial New York Mets team mascot in the 1960s.