Daktari

Daktari (Swahili for "doctor") is an American family drama series that aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969.wikipedia
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Antonie Marinus Harthoorn

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The concept was developed by producer Ivan Tors, inspired by the work of Dr. Antonie Marinus Harthoorn and his wife Sue at their animal orphanage in Nairobi.
Additionally, Harthoorn's animal sanctuary was the inspiration for the television series Daktari.

Erin Moran

In the show's final season, child star Erin Moran joined the cast as Jenny Jones, a seven-year-old orphan who becomes part of the Tracy household.
At the age of six, she was cast as Jenny Jones in the television series Daktari, which ran from 1966 to 1969.

Marshall Thompson

The series is an Ivan Tors Films Production in association with MGM Television starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian at the fictional Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behaviour in East Africa.
The film was then spun off into Daktari (1966–1969), a television series in which Thompson played the same role.

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion

Clarence
Daktari was based upon the 1965 film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, which also stars Thompson as Dr. Tracy and Miller as his daughter.
The movie was shot at Soledad Canyon near Los Angeles, California, and in Miami, Florida, and became the basis for the television series Daktari.

Cheryl Miller (actress)

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The show follows the work of Dr. Tracy, his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller), and his staff, who frequently protect animals from poachers and local officials.
Probably her best known role is as Paula Tracy, the daughter of veterinarian Marsh Tracy (Marshall Thompson) in the CBS television series, Daktari, (1966-1969).

Ralph Helfer

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Leo, another lion trained by Ralph Helfer, doubled for Clarence whenever any trucks were involved because Clarence was spooked by these vehicles.
They bought 600 acre of land to build their new ranch and decided to name it Africa U.S.A. Africa U.S.A. was a training compound and a provider of animals for Hollywood (Clarence, the cross-eyed lion, and Judy the chimp in Daktari, and Ben (originally named Bruno) the bear in Gentle Ben). The compound was also used as location for shows such as Daktari and the original Star Trek episode "Shore Leave."

Yale Summers

Yale Summers as Jack Dane (1966–1968)
Yale Summers (July 26, 1933 — May 6, 2012) was an American actor and producer, whose credits included the 1960s CBS television series, Daktari, with Marshall Thompson.

Ross Hagen

Ross Hagen as Bart Jason (1968–1969)
Ross Hagen (May 21, 1938 – May 7, 2011) was an American voice actor, actor, director, screenwriter and producer whose television acting credits included Daktari.

Ivan Tors

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The concept was developed by producer Ivan Tors, inspired by the work of Dr. Antonie Marinus Harthoorn and his wife Sue at their animal orphanage in Nairobi. The series is an Ivan Tors Films Production in association with MGM Television starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian at the fictional Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behaviour in East Africa.
His animal-themed television adventure series included Flipper, Daktari, Gentle Ben, Cowboy in Africa, and Jambo, a documentary series set in Africa; he was also the executive producer of MGM Television's 1967 TV series Off to See the Wizard for ABC.

Gentle Ben

Gentle Giantpopular bear from the 1970s TV series
Bruno the Bear also appeared as a guest star before he became the main bear playing the title role in the later Ivan Tors series, Gentle Ben.
He had previously had popular hits with the 1963 film Flipper about a boy's friendship with a wild dolphin, which led to a television series of the same name, and with the 1965 film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, which led to the 1966–1968 series Daktari about a veterinarian on a game preserve in Africa.

Hari Rhodes

Hari Rhodes as Mike Makula
From 1966-69, Rhodes was a regular on Daktari as Mike Makula.

Common chimpanzee

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Tracy's pets, a cross-eyed lion named Clarence and a chimpanzee named Judy, were also popular characters.
J. Fred Muggs appeared with Today Show host Dave Garroway in the 1950s, Judy on Daktari in the 1960s and Darwin on The Wild Thornberrys in the 1990s.

Bruno (bear actor)

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Bruno the Bear also appeared as a guest star before he became the main bear playing the title role in the later Ivan Tors series, Gentle Ben.
(According to the Milwaukee Journal, the other two cubs were given to a game farm near Langlade, Wisconsin, and eventually appeared on the Ivan Tors-produced TV series Daktari, which was filmed primarily at Africa U.S.A. using its animals.) Pelky said that the cub, which he named "Smokey", was "the tamest bear he ever saw" although the bear had no training.

Daktari (album)

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Manne released the associated record, Daktari: Shelly Manne Performs and Conducts His Original Music for the Hit TV Show, on the Atlantic label in 1967.
Daktari (subtitled Shelly Manne Performs & Conducts His Original Music for the Hit TV Show) is an album by drummer Shelly Manne recorded in 1967 featuring music from Daktari and released on the Atlantic label.

Louis Gossett Jr.

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Notable guest stars over the years included Louis Gossett Jr., Sterling Holloway, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Mayo, Chips Rafferty and Paul Winfield.

Hedley Mattingly

Hedley Mattingly as District Officer Hedley
Mattingly's best-known role was as the recurring character of Officer Hedley in the CBS series, Daktari (1966–1969) starring Marshall Thompson in the title role.

Susanne Hart

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The concept was developed by producer Ivan Tors, inspired by the work of Dr. Antonie Marinus Harthoorn and his wife Sue at their animal orphanage in Nairobi.
After Hungarian-born American television producer Ivan Tors became aware of this project he was so impressed by the work of the Harthoorns that he used it as inspiration for the television film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion and the series Daktari.

Virginia Mayo

Notable guest stars over the years included Louis Gossett Jr., Sterling Holloway, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Mayo, Chips Rafferty and Paul Winfield.
She also guest starred on shows such as Burke's Law, Daktari and The Outsider and appeared on stage in shows like That Certain Girl (1967) and Barefoot in the Park (1968).

Chips Rafferty

Notable guest stars over the years included Louis Gossett Jr., Sterling Holloway, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Mayo, Chips Rafferty and Paul Winfield.
He was also in episodes of Gunsmoke (1966) and Daktari (1966).

Paul Winfield

Notable guest stars over the years included Louis Gossett Jr., Sterling Holloway, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Mayo, Chips Rafferty and Paul Winfield.