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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So my brother-in-law who lives near LA sends me a text message with this picture: He considered getting it for me but said the vinyl was in poor condition. <sigh!> This is one item I have wanted since I was a kid. Oh well. It’s a record store somewhere near LA if someone wants to […]
Back in 1976, Cheryl Miller co-starred in a now hard-to-find movie titled “Mountain Man.” Also known as “Guardian of the Wilderness it stars Denver Pyle, Ken Berry, Donald Shanks and Cheryl. From imdb.com: “It is the supposedly true story of Galen Clark, the man who created Yosemite Park. In the twilight of his life and […]
- Rare photos of Cheryl Miller being offered for sale–you truly have not seen these!
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Got $4K? Check this out! Here’s the description: “This is an authentic original handbag made by French designer Vipiana Celine. Bought in Italy in 1964 when Celine first opened a leather factory in Italy producing the iconic Celine Box Bag. This purse belonged to the famous actress Cheryl Miller, celebrity of Daktari, Clarence the Cross-Eyed […]
- Cheryl Miller: Daktari Star Charms People and Animals (from the Desert Sun, April 1966)
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- Cheryl with Alejandro Ray (now we finally know the color of the dress!)
- Two cuties: Cheryl Miller and Yale Summers yuck it up!
- Rare original color slides of Cheryl Miller in the 1970s and 80s
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 […]
I treated myself on a cold and rainy day to a bit of a Daktari marathon, watching “Wall of Flames” and “Return of the Killer” from season one, and concluding with “Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion.” It’s been a long time since I saw this movie and I have to say it held up pretty well. […]
Found these through my Google Alert – thought I’d share them with you! Our friend Walter alerted me to these slides taken when Cheryl played Samantha Pudding on the soap, “Bright Promise.” These are the only pictures to date found from the soap. Gotta love eBay!
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. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]
Eye candy for the ladies 🙂
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe, and never miss a post! Follow Susan on Facebook and Twitter Listen to […]
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 (1944). She was destined to become a popular ingenue of the mid-1960’s, in movies and on television, known for her healthy and […]