Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
Animal actors live comfortably with their every need taken care of and their days spent "playing" on set with actors and trainers. Some famous examples of our most beloved four-legged performers include:
* Mr. Ed, who did his own stunts, received his own screen credit, and probably loved the peanut butter he was fed to get him to "talk."
* Toto from The Wizard of Oz, who purportedly earned more than twice as much per day as the actors who portrayed the film's Munchkins.
* Benji, a former animal shelter mutt who lived the true American dream and hit the big time in his series of eponymous films.