'The Artist's' Uggie Becomes First Dog to Leave Pawprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

4:55 PM PST 06/25/2012 by The Associated Press
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The canine arrived in a fire truck before being immortalized in cement Monday in Hollywood.

Every dog has its day -- and Monday belonged to Uggie.

The canine star of the Oscar-winning film The Artist became the first dog to put its paw prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

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Uggie arrived in a fire truck, while Duff Goldman, the pastry chef featured on Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, also was on hand, bringing with him a cake in the shape of a fire hydrant.

The Jack Russell terrier joined a long list of celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire, with hand and foot prints in the courtyard of the famed Hollywood tourist spot.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which is releasing The Artist on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, hosted the event, which was billed as a retirement party. 

The Artist won the best picture trophy at the Academy Awards earlier this year.

Uggie's other film credits include Mr. Fix It, 'Wassup Rockers and Water for Elephants.

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