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

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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Well, look at all these wiggy birds around here.
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Referenced in Punky Brewster: Love Thy Neighbor (1985) See more »

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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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Based on True Story...
3 September 2003 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

One interesting note about this show is that it is based on a real story/situation.

The real life Gidget was the daughter of a professor at Malibu's Pepperdine College. She hung out at the beach, surfed and generally amused her dad enough that he wrote a story about her life. This story later was turned into the movie 'Gidget' and then turned into this TV show.

My mom herself was a surfer in the late 50's so I always found this show interesting when I watched it on re-runs as a kid. Or course it doesn't hurt that Sally Field is unbelievably adorable! The show airs on TV Land right now and is surprisingly fun to watch.


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