Show Type: Adventure
First Telecast: January
Telecast: January 15, 1969
January 1966 - September
Tuesday 7:30-8:30 on CBS
September 1968 - January
1969, Wednesday 7:30-8:30 on CBS
Dr. Marsh Tracy.....
Jack Dane (1966-1968).....
at Africa, U.S.A., a wild-animal park near Los Angeles, Daktari
told the story of an American doctor and his daughter living in Africa. "Daktari"
is a native word for doctor. Marsh
Tracy was a veterinarian who ran an animal study center with the assistance of his
daughter Paula, an American named Jack Dane, and a native named Mike. The Tracy's
had two distinctive pets, a lion name Clarence and a chimpanzee
named Judy. (Clarence had previously starred in an Ivan Tors movie called
Clarence the Crosseyed Lion.) Also featured was Hedley, the British game warden, who often called on Marsh
for help in dealing with animals, natives, and poachers. Added to the cast in 1968 were Bart Jason, a former ranger and hunter
who had become a guide for camera safaris, and Jenny Jones, a seven-year-old
orphan who became part of the Tracy household.