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Subject: So brave was Corporal Rusty

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 04/14/21 at 3:40 pm

Lee Asker, Corporal Rusty ("though he is just a boy") from The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, has died. He was 77.

The news comes via a social media post by former child actor and activist Paul Petersen. Petersen said Aaker “passed away in Arizona on April 1st, alone & unclaimed, listed as an ‘indigent decedent.'”

Aaker’s career began propitiously. Even before Rin Tin Tin, at the age of 8 he had uncredited appearances in films such as The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and High Noon (1952). Aaker then appeared opposite Barbara Stanwyck in director John Sturges’ noir thriller Jeopardy (1953). That same year he co-starred in five other films, including Hondo alongside John Wayne and Geraldine Page.


Subject: Re: So brave was Corporal Rusty

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/15/21 at 5:30 am

He was legendary in the film “Benjy” where he got his start.  8)

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