Thursday, March 8, 2012

Judy and Terry

The Wizard of Oz ~ Dorothy and Toto, 1939

Toto, a.k.a "Terry," 1933-1944; Breed: Cairn terrier; Breakthrough role: Toto, The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Terry, a spunky Cairn terrier, got her first acting role in the 1934 Shirley Temple movie Bright Eyes. Her big break would come several years later when she would become Toto in the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. Earning $125 dollars a week, Terry was paid more than many of the human actors in this film. Terry also shared a home with Judy Garland for several weeks so they could get to know each other. She appeared in 12 other movies in her successful Hollywood career.

Animal Planet - Screening Room - Famous Animal Actors

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