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Frederick Kohner (1905–1986)

Kohner's daughter, Kathy, would come home from her days at Malibu Beach and relay the stories of the day to her father which he in turn combined to write a best selling book, "Gidget." The book later became a premise for a handful of movies and a television series. See full bio »

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  The New Gidget (TV Series) (based on the characters created by - 1 episode, 1987) (based on characters created by - 1 episode, 1987)
- A Christmas Curl (1987) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Gilligidge Island (1987) ... (based on characters created by)
 1972 Gidget Gets Married (TV Movie) (based on characters created by)
 1969 Gidget Grows Up (TV Movie) (novel "Gidget Goes to New York")
  Gidget (TV Series) (creator - 28 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story - 2 episodes, 1965)
- Don't Defrost the Alligator (1966) ... (creator)
- One More for the Road (1966) ... (creator)
- Independence: Gidget Style (1966) ... (creator)
- Take a Lesson (1966) ... (creator)
- Love and the Single Gidget (1966) ... (creator)
 1963 Gidget Goes to Rome (based on the characters created by)
 1959 Gidget (novel)
 1956 The Toy Tiger (story)
 1955 Love, Dance, and 1000 Songs (screenplay) / (story)
 1955 Stern von Rio
  Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Mural (1954) ... (story)
- The Grass Is Greener (1954) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1953) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1953)
- Next Stop Bethlehem (1953) ... (adaptation)
- Key in the Lock (1953) ... (teleplay)
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC (story)
 1951 Pictura (Documentary)
 1951 Utopia
 1951 Hollywood Story (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio (based on a story by)
 1949 Bride for Sale (story)
 1948 Three Daring Daughters (original screenplay)
 1945 Patrick the Great (story)
 1945 Pan-Americana (story)
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade (original story)
 1944 The Lady and the Monster (screenplay)
 1943 Tahiti Honey (original story) / (screenplay)
 1942 Johnny Doughboy (story)
 1942 Crossroads (uncredited)
 1941 The Men in Her Life (screenplay)
 1941 Nice Girl? (uncredited)
 1940 It's a Date (original story)
 1938 Mad About Music (original story)
 1936 Sins of Man
 1935 Viktoria (uncredited)
 1934 La crise est finie (story)
 1933 Das Lied der Sonne (co-writer - uncredited)
 1933 The Burning Secret (book)
 1932 Die Wasserteufel von Hieflau (screenplay)
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His novel, "Gidget," was adapted by Terry McCabe and Marissa McKown at the City Lit Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois with Sabrina Kramnich in the cast.

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Friedrich Kohner

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Father of Kathy Kohner.

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