Cheryl Lynn Miller (born February 4, 1943) is an American actress of film and television and a musician in her own right.
A California native, Miller is one of two children of an architect and film studio set designer, Howard Miller and accountant mother and Travel Agent, Elsie. She began acting as a young girl early in her life.
The film Casanova Brown (1944) marked her screen debut at the age of 19 days. In 1965 was a break-through year for the young actress. She was featured with an elephant and a chimp on the hit TV series Flipper. This caught the attention of the director (Ivan Tors) who later cast her on the feature film, Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion with (Marshall Thompson).
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). She played the same role in the 1965 predecessor film, Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion.
During the summer of 1965, Walt Disney chose Cheryl Miller as his own contractee, dubbing her "The Typical American Girl". By early 1966, filming began for Daktari in Africa, U.S.A., a 200-acre ranch about 40 miles north of the Los Angeles metro area.
Later that year, Miller along with 12 upcoming actresses were designated Hollywood Deb Stars of 1966. By the summer, she became Miss Golden Globe of 1966 and assisted Andy Williams in the presentation of the Golden Globe Awards. By the end of 1966, she was voted as honorary mayor of Studio City, California.
Miller made many appearances in other television series, including Flipper, Leave It to Beaver, Our Man Higgins, and The Donna Reed Show. She created the role of Samantha Pudding on the NBC soap opera, Bright Promise.
Miller married Stan Shapiro, a stockbroker, in 1968. She married again in 1979 in Hawaii to the CEO of Compact Video Systems and RTS Systems, Robert E. Seidenglanz, the inventor of the single camera live television truck and high definition television. They had a son, Erik, a year later. He is a composer and conceptual artist and featured in Godards Last Film, Adieu Au Langage. Cheryl also raised Roberts other two children Ronn and Rob. Both film makers. Rob Seidenglanz is the director behind the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilling_Adventures_of_Sabrina_(TV_series) While Ronn is the founder of film company Sidewayz based in Idaho.