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September 12, 1990

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) _ Drop the date with destiny, it’s back to the doghouse for Asta, a wirehair terrier whose owners thought was on the verge of a Broadway bow-wow.

The dog was one of five finalists for the Broadway role of the original Asta, the terrier thespian who starred in the ″Thin Man″ movies.

Owner Joanne Eisenberg, an aficionado of all things ″Thin Man,″ had named her dog after the movie’s dog.

But the namesake, though seemingly a natural, didn’t get the role in ″Nick and Nora,″ the Broadway musical based on Dashiell Hammett’s famous gumshoe.

Asta got the rejection notice in a letter addressed to Eisenberg.

How is she taking it?

″She’s just with her scrapbook and her memories,″ Eisenberg said Sunday.