Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-02

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23 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 FLASH BACK Pictures from our past 1982 1950 Absolutely Fabulous comedy star June Whitfield shared her home in the London suburb of Wimbledon with her beloved pet dog Rabbit. She also brought out a book in 1987 called Dogs’ Tales, about living with man’s best friend. Breakfast At Tiffany’s star Audrey Hepburn enjoyed energetic walks in Richmond Park with her dog when she was appearing in the London revue Sauce Piquante. She also had a Yorkshire Terrier in Beverley Hills called Mr Famous and once kept a fawn Pippin, (Audrey called her Ip) who would follow her to the supermarke­t. Our dogs have helped brighten up the dark days of lockdown. trawls through the archives and finds some picture-perfect pooches putting smiles on the faces of their famous owners MARION MCMULLEN 1936 Queen Elizabeth has owned more than 30 Pembroke Welsh Corgis during her reign. Over the years, her other pets have included cocker spaniels and dachshundc­orgi crosses called dorgis 1960 French film star Brigitte Bardot is now one of the wold’s leading animal rights activists and heads the Foundation Brigitte Bardot for the protection and welfare of animals. At one point she is said to have had almost 50 pets and said: “I gave my youth and beauty to men. Now I’m giving my wisdom and my experience, the better part of me, to animals.” 1980 1971 1996 1984 Hollywood icon Doris Day was a big animal lover and set up the Doris Day Animal League in Carmel, California to care and for and home unwanted household pets. The Calamity Jane star once said: “Helping animals has been a lifelong passion.” Dogs and horses often play a big part in writer Jilly Cooper’s bestsellin­g books like Riders and Polo. She had two beloved pet mongrels called Barbara and Mabel. Barbara was the inspiratio­n for canine character Gertrude in the novel Score! Young Frankenste­in star Gene Wilder and his actress wife Gilda Radner shared their lives with pet dog Sparkle. Gilda said: “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditio­nal love.” , 1939 Judy Garland tried to adopt Terry, who played her furry co-star Toto in the musical The Wizard of Oz, but the star dog was not for sale. Terry was paid $125 a week for her movie role and the cairn terrier also appeared alongside Shirley Temple in the film Bright Eye. Border collie Shep was only a puppy when he moved in with Blue Peter presenter John Noakes. He and the collie were famously inseparabl­e, even spawning a comedy song from group The Barron Knights called Get Down Shep. s PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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