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Gidget (1965–1966)

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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Don Porter ...
 Professor Russell Lawrence (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lynette Winter ...
 Larue (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
 John Cooper / ... (23 episodes, 1965-1966)
Betty Conner ...
 Anne Cooper / ... (22 episodes, 1965-1966)


Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time, hanging out with friends and surfing at the beach. She also has a knack for getting in and out of trouble. Gidget speaks to the audience during her journey to adulthood, letting them know exactly what's on her mind and what she's discovered about life. She also receives moral instruction from her father and gains wisdom from her experiences. Written by Anonymous

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Gidget's friends and classmates were often played by actors who appeared in the Beach Party (1963) series, like 'Beverly Adams' and 'Mike Nader', and other movies featuring teens. Joy Harmon and Robert Random co-starred in Village of the Giants (1965), while Bonnie Franklin had a brief role in A Summer Place (1959). See more »


Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry, and your mascara runs.
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Wait 'Til You See My Gidget
Music by Jack Keller
Lyrics by Howard Greenfield
Performed by Johnny Tillotson
Copyright 1965--Screen Gems Music Co.
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I am hopelessly addicted to this show, which is way before my time and whose reruns never reach my local TV market. I am fascinated by the stunningly progressive messages that pop up, more in the earliest episodes, I think. (Gidget is such a free thinker, and she can be very good at asserting herself.) They are frequently obliterated or directly contradicted by the old fashioned values of the day, (Gidget takes shop, learns to fix cars expertly, but doesn't apply those skills later when her date's car breaks down, because it's unfeminine) and I am wondering who was writing the scripts? What was going on?

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