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Complete series cast summary:
...  Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence 32 episodes, 1965-1966
...  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
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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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Don Porter reprised his role as Russell Lawrence from Gidget Goes to Rome (1963). 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 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) 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 is curiously addictive
27 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have to say, in the summertime, it is easy to get latched onto a television show, think about it, American Idol would've never caught on otherwise. I religiously watched Gidget everyday on TV Land at 11:00 pm during the summer. I was spellbound. First of all, Sally Field is so freakishly young, she looks like some wacky apparition or something, like the ghost of careers past. Not to mention its so wonderfully cast (with the exception of Gidget's sister Anne, who just makes me REALLY tired.) And so begins my love affair with Pete Duel (R.I.P.). Overall, Gidget is really a delightful television program. ONE SEASON? ONE SEASON? What was that network thinking?!


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