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photograph of the movie star dog Asta
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Asta. Born Skippy, this wire-haired terrier took the stage name of Asta after his acclaimed appearance in the 1934 film The Thin Man, in which he played opposite Myrna Loy and William Powell.reference 1 Asta remains a well-known reference not only because of the continued appeal of the movie series, but also because his short name is made up of two vowels and two high frequency consonants—making it a favorite clue of crossword puzzle makers everywhere.

1. Moore, Donna. 1999. Asta. Donna's Page. Accessed Jun 1 2006 from http:// freespace.virgin.net/ donna.moore/ Asta.htm.

 

 

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