Vicki Trickett: born 2 September 1938, Kansas City Kansas; played Abby Stewart, friend and rival to Deborah Walley’s Gidget in Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961).
One of ten finalists in the 1958 Miss Nebraska competition, Trickett was discovered by horseriding enthusiast Tab Hunter at a horseriding competition in Phoenix Arizona. Hunter arranged a screen test at Columbia Pictures for the pretty 21 year old University of Omaha chemistry major.
Trickett’s brief screen career (1960 – 1962) coincided with her marriage to fellow U. of Omaha student Richard Herre Jr. Trickett quit acting before the birth of their daughter, Symea, in June 1962 and returned to Omaha without her husband, successfully petitoning for divorce in 1963.
Pepe (1960) Lupita
The Tab Hunter Show (TV 1961) ‘Personal Appearance’ – Claire Duval
The Tab Hunter Show (TV 1961) ‘Portia Go Home’ – Laurie McBain
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) Abby Stewart
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962) Diane Quigley
The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) Jeanie the Maid
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV 1962) ‘Rick, the Host’ Gloria