R.I.P.: Remembering Beloved Animal StarsFrom Gidget the Taco Bell spokesdog to Eddie from Frasier, we pay tribute to the late animal stars who stole our hearts

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Before playing a serial killer's pooch in the 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs, Darla the dog was a pink poodle in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and had a role alongside Tom Hanks in the 1989 comedy The 'Burbs. She went on to appear on the TV series Coach and as the ratty poodle in 2002's Batman Returns before retiring to Thousand Oaks, Calif., where she lived to be almost 18. "Her big thing," says trainer Cristie Miele with a laugh, "was stealing socks."



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