"Goodbye Cruel World" (Columbia)
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
I think Ricky Nelson
said it best in "Garden Party": "You can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself." If you're content with doing what you're doing, stick with it. If not, find the road that takes you there.
He was originally not given the Moondoggie character in Columbia Pictures' Gidget
(1959) because the role required two songs to sing and Darren had not proven himself a capable enough singer. On his own, he cut a single with the studio's recording subsidiary, Colpix Records, which charted. Columbia changed its mind and gave him the role despite the fact that he couldn't surf and was a weak ...