Sunshine Poster Original Daybill 1973 Cliff DeYoung John Denver
Rare Daybill Poster.Sunshine is a 1973 American made-for-television docudrama, that also got an international theatrical release, directed by Joseph Sargent and produced by George Eckstein, about a young wife and mother who dies of cancer at age 20. It was based on the true story of Jacquelyn M. "Lyn" Helton (September 13, 1951 – November 7, 1971).The film stars Cristina Raines in the lead role of Kate Hayden (Raines' first big movie role), Cliff DeYoung as Kate's husband Sam Hayden, and twins Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush as Jill, Kate and Sam's daughter, as a toddler. Also starring was Bill Mumy (TV's Lost In Space) and Brenda Vacarro.It originally aired on CBS as an episode of the CBS Friday Night Movie on November 9, 1973. When first aired, Sunshine was the most watched made-for-TV film in history. The film uses John Denver's song "Sunshine on My Shoulders" as a theme. The song "My Sweet Lady" from the film reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Chart in 1974, and #14 in Canada.