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The story of Africa, U.S.A. and its proprietors, animal trainer Ralph Helfer and Daktari producer Ivan Tors

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. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]

Cheryl Miller’s first acting gig – at the tender age of nineteen days!

Cheryl Miller’s first acting gig – at the tender age of nineteen days!

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 […]

Daktari Season One Episode Guide

Daktari Season One Episode Guide

The following episode guide for Season One 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. * […]

How it all began: Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion

How it all began: Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion

Ken Lynch, one of our readers, contributed this write-up of the movie that started it all. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Daktari was […]

TV Guide feature on Cheryl Miller: April 1-7, 1967

TV Guide feature on Cheryl Miller: April 1-7, 1967

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 […]