UPDATE: One of our readers, Susan, got a chance to go to the show. She graciously shared her pictures with us: She described her meeting with Cheryl: She is beautiful inside and out. She took all the time to talk to us very sweet. We got the v.i.p package and that includes a 8×10 professional […]
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- What has become of Ralph Helfer, genius animal trainer for Daktari? Plus another new video: Cheryl Miller’s appearance on The Streets of San Francisco
I found this video on YouTube — fast forward to 0:49:
- Newly found photos of Marshall Thompson and Yale Summers
- Rarities! Two vintage promos and a spotting of the soundtrack album
- Cheryl Miller’s first TV appearance, and rare behind-the-scenes videos
- Cheryl Miller 1966 “in great form for Daktari”
- Tons of new YouTube videos on Daktari — wait until you see!
From our friend Ken (thanks!): “Cheryl Miller was seen in a series of Dodge brochures, print and television ads. I actually found a compilation of Dodge TV commercials that not only includes the commercial you’ve posted but also a number of others. Enjoy the memories as you scroll through looking for Cheryl at 04:42, 05:48, […]
Really cute picture from our friend Walter (thanks again!). I am guessing this is just before Daktari. It makes me wonder if she had a little bit of work done on her teeth as there is a slight imperfection in her smile here. What do you think? Can anybody guess who her escort is and […]
Cheryl Miller’s first break in show business came straight from the maternity ward. A casting man from the soon-to-be-produced movie Casanova Brown needed a baby. Coming to Hollywood’s St. John’s Hospital, he pointed to a calmly sleeping Cheryl and said, “That one please, if her parents approve.” They did. She was cast as the son […]
How could love Daktari and not love cats? I am thisclose to being a crazy cat lady. 🙂 We all know how much Cheryl Miller loved her cats, both big and small. That being said, I wanted to share with you a book I recently self-published known as The Critter Room Memory Book Volume One […]
When I set out to recreate my Cheryl Miller scrapbook, my vision was small. Just replace my pictures. I probably now have twice as many pictures as I ever had with my scrapbook, having replaced several treasured ones, and acquiring many more new photos. As a kid I I wished I had been able to […]
For the fan, this game is a no-brainer but it’s fun! Just click on the image to give it a whirl.
Thanks to our friend Walter, we have yet another great find on Ebay – these original color slides of Cheryl Miller in the 1970s and 80s. You will note that there are pictures with her son Eric when he was a boy. If you want to bid on these slides visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/AA7-23-Cheryl-Miller-Lot-of-19-35mm-orig-color-slides-/351427302013?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51d2b3127d – the starting […]
I am pleased to present this article about Cheryl Miller and her son Erik Seidenglanz by our Australian friend Ken Lynch (he wrote the Episode Guides for this site). He has a vast knowledge of Daktari (as many of you do, far more than me!) that he is happy to share with our readers. That’s […]
On Tuesday, January 11, 1966, Daktari premiered on CBS-TV at 7:30 pm. The first episode was “The Elephant Thieves.” Happy 50th Anniversary, Daktari! Check out all the episodes here in our extensive and detailed episode guide. What are your favorite episodes? Mine are: Season One: Return of the Killer (Parts One and Two–this is the […]
The story of Africa, U.S.A. and its proprietors, animal trainer Ralph Helfer and Daktari producer Ivan Tors
My thanks to Walter, a longtime Daktari fan from the Netherlands, for sharing this fascinating article about just what Africa, U.S.A. was all about. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]
I was so sorry to hear of Erin Moran’s untimely demise. Here is a tribute to the cute little girl who was loved by man’s best friends, and all her friends on Daktari and Happy Days. RIP Erin.
Courtesy of crazymonkey1958 – from Season 4. Shelly Manne’s theme was very cool! It’s too bad though that Daktari lost its edge in Season 4 (you might even say it started losing it in Season 3). Adding Erin Moran as orphan Jenny Jones might have been a good move (but it certainly reduced Cheryl Miller’s […]
Very cool! If you sign up for a free trial on the Warner Brothers site you can watch Daktari Season One online! Plus the other videos that Warner Brothers offers. Great way to catch up on favorite old TV shows that you can’t see anymore. I wonder if a smart TV can pick this up? […]
What’s your favorite episode of Daktari? Mine is from Season 2, called “Terror in the Bush.” This is why I was so excited when the announcement came from Warner Archives that they were releasing the complete second season on DVD (see here for more information). First of all, “Terror in the Bush” featured my favorite […]
It’s here! Daktari Season 3 is here on DVD! This makes it likely there will be a Season 4 release in the future as well. Very cool! Check out this preview from Season Three: The cost is $49.95. Check out the Season Three Guide here. What do you think of Season Three? Are you a […]
The following episode guide for Season Four was contributed by Ken Lynch who hails from Australia. Photos are by Patrick Sansano. Patrick is from France and has an excellent and entertaining Episode Guide of his own which I encourage you to visit. If you don’t speak French, use Google Translate to read his commentary. * […]
Good friend Walter shared this German article about Cheryl Miller from 1969 that he acquired from Ebay. It shows Cheryl with a short haircut, something apparently she had wanted for quite some time. She looks adorable: Walter was kind enough to provide a summary of the article: The headline reads, “Paula’s lion is now Stanley” […]
The following biography was taken from Classic Television Memories: African-Americans in 1960’s Television – Hari Rhodes (Daktari): Hari Rhodes, actor, author, veteran of television and films was born in 1932 in the East End of my hometown in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor Of Arts Degree. […]
Born on May 7, 1915, Hedley Mattingly is best remembered by Daktari fans as Officer Hedley. From All Movie Guide: British actor Hedley Mattingly primarily played character roles on television and only occasionally appeared in feature films of the 1960s. The London-born Mattingly launched his career as a Shakespearean actor. Following service in the Royal Air Force during WWII, […]
My biggest regret in losing my scrapbook was losing all the great articles I had on Cheryl Miller. She was into all kinds of interesting activities and it was fun to learn about them. One of my favorite articles was the TV Guide feature in April of 1967. Thanks to sites like eBay, I am […]
eBay is definitely the place to go for Daktari memorabilia. Something new shows up each week. Here is something Walter found: Click here if you want to find out more about this item.
The following biographical information was taken from Wikipedia, with enhancements sourced from the official Marshall Thompson website. Marshall Thompson (November 27, 1925 – May 18, 1992) was an American film and television actor. He was born James Marshall Thompson in Peoria, Illinois. In 1943 Thompson, known for his boy-next-door good looks, was signed by Universal […]
From Wikipedia: Ross Hagen (May 21, 1938 – May 7, 2011) was an American voice actor, actor, director, screenwriter and producer whose television acting credits included Daktari. His film credits included The Sidehackers in 1969 and The Hellcats in 1967. His video game credits included Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare. Hagen was born Leland […]
by Ken Lynch Many viewers of Daktari thought that Yale Summers was perfect as Jack Dane. His rapport with animals and Cheryl Miller (his co-star and potential love interest in the show) suggested a long-term stay with the TV series. But all was not as it seemed behind the scenes! Revealing The Truth Very little […]
Have you written stories about Daktari where you’ve imagined yourself as part of the action? Several of our readers have done so and I am happy to post such stories on this site. Here are some simple guidelines: Stories should run between 600 and 1000 words. I cannot accept longer stories but will consider serializing […]
Recently while cleaning out the basement I found my Cheryl Miller scrapbook! I had been totally convinced that I had thrown it away because the cover had been covered with battery acid but thankfully I was wrong. Now I am going to share it with you! The book is quite disorganized as you will see — […]
Check out the comments section of this older post on Ralph Helfer for exact directions to the former Africa USA in Soledad Canyon in California!
Awesome find from Walter, one of our faithful readers – thanks Walter! Source: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/528873719
Here is a collection of photos of Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy on Daktari: Click to Tweet & Share: Pictures of Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy in Daktari http://wp.me/p3hKG3-7u Are you a fan of Daktari? Send an email to email@example.com to subscribe, and never miss a post! Follow Susan on Facebook and Twitter Listen to […]
A key source for the following information was the Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen website — check it out, it’s great! Cheryl Lynn Miller was born in Sherman Oaks, CA, one of five children of an architect father and accountant mother (Elsie). As a mere infant she made her movie debut in Casanova Brown […]