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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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Cast

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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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Don Porter reprised his role as Russell Lawrence from Gidget Goes to Rome (1963). See more »

Quotes

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Wait just a dingy minute.
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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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The Original Teen Comedy
10 March 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

Long before shows like "Saved By the Bell" and "Moesha" we had Gidget. This was a pretty interesting look at kids in the mid-1960's and how teen-agers were looked at in those days. It was an okay show for its times, even though it did seem kind of corny. You never would have guessed that this would be the launching point for one of the finest actresses in her era in the person of Sally Field. She gives a good performance of everyone's favorite surfer girl and is probably her third most famous character behind "Norma Rae" and Sister Bertrille. Perhaps the funniest, as well as the most annoying, part of this series were her sister and brother in law. Anne was pretty much a control freak and along with her wannabe Freud husband John were the prototype yuppies before the term was even invented. This was definitely a product of its time.


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