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Gidget 

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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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1966   1965  
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Complete series cast summary:
Sally Field ...  Gidget 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Don Porter ...  Professor Russell Lawrence 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Lynette Winter Lynette Winter ...  Larue 26 episodes, 1965-1966
Pete Duel ...  John Cooper 23 episodes, 1965-1966
Betty Conner 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Screen Gems Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry, and your mascara runs.
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Spoofed in Gidget Goes Bi (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Sally Field is Still An American Sweetheart!
1 January 2015 | by SylSee all my reviews

This series was based on the popular movie series of the same name starring Sandra Dee. Newcomer Sally Field is perfectly cast as Frances "Gidget" Laurence. Sally Field is the star of the show along with Don Porter who played her father, Dr. Russell Lawrence, professor. Betty Connor played her sister, Ann, and she has a brother-in-law. Her best friend, Larue is hysterical. The series was light-hearted with plenty of memorable guest stars like Bonnie Franklin, Richard Dreyfuss, and more. While the series only lasted a season with 32 episodes, it's still enjoyable and light-hearted perfect for the summer months. It's hard to believe that it has been 50 years since Sally Field debut on to our hearts as lovable Gidget. Who would have imagined that she would go on to play the flying nun, win 2 Academy Awards, an Emmy, and more in her long career. It's time that Sally Field got the highest honor of the Kennedy Center Honors.


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