My thanks to my Aussie friend Ken Lynch for these great finds!
Cheryl Miller’s first TV appearance was in 1957 on “Bachelor Father” starring John Forsythe. She was 14. She has a very small role — fast forward 20 minutes in to see her:
Here’s some screen caps from her appearance as “Nancy:”
Rare behind-the-scenes footage
Ken recently found a website called the Producers Library, an independent stock footage and video archive library. A search for Daktari revealed a number of very interesting pieces of behind-the-scenes footage (with and without sound) featuring Marshall Thompson and lots of footage of the animals used in the TV series.
There are two particularly interesting clips of Marshall Thompson and the show’s producer talking to camera, plus the Studio 2 clip that opens with a view of Cheryl Miller’s dressing room door, followed by Yale Summers’ chair with his name on it.
The blond woman in the films is Toni Helfer, the first wife of Ralph Helfer.
You can download and save these clips to your own personal collection.