Gidget (1965–1966)

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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, a psychology student. Gidget spends most of ... 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 (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
Betty Conner ...
 Anne Cooper (21 episodes, 1965-1966)
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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, a psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time at the beach, hanging out with friends and surfing. 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. Written by Anonymous

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Television debut for Sally Field. She auditioned for the role on a lark and was astonished when they offered her the part. See more »

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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry, and your mascara runs.
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Referenced in Inspector Gadget (1999) 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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Gidget herself was a lot of fun. I have good memories of the series.
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Frances 'Gidget' Lawrence, was adorable young Sally Field (Forest Gump), the girl who was always going to the beach with a wind breaker. Her best friend was always all covered up except for her face, which was well shaded by the huge hat. She was allergic to the sun! I always wondered why they had to wear wind breakers to go to the beach. Later I lived in California and found that the water of the Pacific Ocean is very cold. The beaches were hilly. I don't remember where the series actually took place. The series was black and white. I watched it dubbed. I remember the show as a whole but not much detail. Gidget herself was a lot of fun. I have good memories of the series.


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