Eerie similarities in the lives of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin
- Both were married to Ava Gardner.
- Rin Tin Tin had a handler named Lassie; Lassie had a handler named Rin Tin Tin.
- Both had older Southern co-stars named Johnson.
- Both became stars before age 5 and lived to be 14.
- Both had unsuccessful tryouts for Alpo commercials before becoming stars.
- Both were played on radio by Orson Welles.
- Both liked to hang their heads out of car windows.