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Lassie/Flipper Trainer Passes Away

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Sad news today.

Pat Derby, noted animal rights activist, has passed away from throat cancer at the age of 69.

Derby worked with elephants, tigers, and animals for shows like Lassie, Flipper and Gunsmoke.

She changed the way Hollywood treated its animals by installing trust in her animal counterparts instead of fear.

In her memoir The Lady and Her Tiger she wrote:

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