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us: Trigger (Horse)

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    • us: Golden Cloud (Horse)
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    • found: Work cat.: My pal Trigger, 2004.
    • found: IMDb, Sept. 3, 2004 (Trigger; 85 films, 1938-1959)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 16, 2013 (Trigger (horse). Trigger (originally named Golden Cloud, 1932--3 July 1965) was a 15.3 hands (63 inches, 160 cm) palomino horse, made famous in American Western films with his owner/rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers. Film career: Golden Cloud made his movie debut as the mount of Maid Marian, played by Olivia de Havilland in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). A short while later, when Roy was preparing to make his first movie in a starring role, he was offered a choice of five rented "movie" horses to ride and chose Golden Cloud. Roy bought him that same year, 1938, and renamed him Trigger for his quickness, not only of foot but of mind. Trigger was ridden by Rogers in many of his motion pictures, becoming much loved by the youthful audience that saw him on film and in Rogers' 1950s television series with his wife Dale Evans ... Trigger became the most famous horse in film entertainment, even having his own Dell comic book recounting his exploits.)
    • found: Animals' who's who, 1982 (Trigger, Roy Rogers' famous horse)
    • found: Shimp, M.M. Top 10 animal actors, 2012, via WWW, viewed on Jan. 16, 2013 (Golden Cloud; appeared in movies before being purchased by Roy Rogers and renamed Trigger; Trigger could take direction, and performed over a hundred tricks, such as untying Roy's hands, walking on his hind legs, dancing and playing dead, all by voice command. His most incredible trick was that he was housebroken, which enabled Roy to take him in theaters and television studios. Trigger even had his own Dell comic book for a time)
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