The Benji character has been selected by Oprah as her favorite onscreen animal.
The original Benji was played by Higgins, a mixed breed dog. Higgins was the best known dog actor of the 1960s-1970s, appearing in a number of TV shows, being featured on the cover of TV Guide Magazine, and even winning an award.
Higgins was known for being extremely clever. During his14 years in show business he learned one new trick every week, and remembered them all.
~ Maria Sadowski ~