Lee Aaker

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Lee William Aaker (born September 25, 1943; Los Angeles, California) is a former American child actor known for his appearance as Rusty "B-Company" in the television program The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. On television as a young child, he started appearing unbilled at the age of 8 in films such as The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and High Noon (1952). He quickly moved to featured status by the end of that year. He showed talent as the kidnapped Indian "Red Chief" in a segment of the film O. Henry's Full House (1952) and another kidnap victim as the son of scientist Gene Barry in The Atomic City (1952). In 1953 he co-starred in the John Wayne western classic Hondo (1953) as the curious blond son of homesteader Geraldine Page. He also appeared in other film styles such as the film noir thriller Jeopardy (1953) with Barbara Stanwyck, the hoss opera drama Arena (1953) with Gig Young and the comedies Mister Scoutmaster (1953) with Clifton Webb and Ricochet Romance (1954) with Marjorie Main. In 1953-54, Aaker was among the many child actors who auditioned for the role of "Jeff Miller" on the Original 1954 Lassie series, which later aired as Jeff's Collie.
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