Actor Lee Agar, best known for playing young corporal Rusty on the 1950s television series “Rindintin”, has died of a stroke on April 1 at the age of 77. American Media Variety.
Paul Peterson, another former child actor, who now advocates for the interests of former child stars through a short review, confirmed the news Variety And posted a tribute on his Facebook page, as well as a signed photo of young Lee Acker with Rindint, on his German Shepherd screen: ” You have to be a certain age to remember Rin Tin Tin. Lee Hagar died in Arizona on April 1, alone and unclaimed … listed as a poor deceased (I.e. without financial resources, especially to pay for funerals). As a senior player in the Air Force, the League is entitled to burial allowances. I work on it. »
Lee Agar was born on September 25, 1943. He started his acting career at the age of 8 and appeared in many classics The train whistles three times, Under the world’s largest marquee And Hondo With John Wayne.
At the age of 11, he landed the role of young corporal Rusty, an orphan who was called Apache Castle in a U.S. cavalry post. We follow his adventures with his dog Rintin during the Wild West.
The series aired on ABC from October 1954 to May 1959. The channel was then relaunched by CBS in 1962 from 1959 to 1961, continuing into the 1980s. France, the series first aired on February 16, 1958 on ORTF. For the record, two weeks before stepping down to play Rusty, Lee Acker lost the role of Jeff Miller in the original series. Lassi For good Tommy Reddick.
Lee Hagar ended his acting career at the age of 20, first becoming a producer and then working as a carpenter for more than 20 years. He also worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain in California, teaching sports for people with disabilities and underprivileged children.