Category Archives: Gidget (TV)

Gidget and Moondoggie

James Darren (Moondoggie) and Sandra Dee (Gidget) in a publicity photo for Gidget (1959). Advertisements

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Lynette Winter

Lynette Winter: born Mary Lynette Winter 17 June 1946, Decatur Illinois. On screen 1958-70, married Charles Edward “Ted” Cessac (1945-2011) 18 June 1969 in Los Angeles, relocated to Abbeville Louisiana and co-founded the Abbey Players in 1976, co-founded the Bodwin … Continue reading

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Stephen Mines

Stephen Mines: born 3 February 1939, Muskegon Michigan. On screen 1961-71, including two episodes of Gidget (TV) as Jeff a.k.a. Moondoggie. He retired from acting to start a woodworking business in Los Angeles. In 2005 he relocated to his home … Continue reading

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Dear Diary – Et Al.

“Dear Diary – Et Al.” (Gidget episode 1, 15 Sep. 1965). Gidget’s private and personal feelings are revealed when her older sister “accidentally” comes across Gidget’s diary. Girls: Sally Field (Gidget), Betty Conner (Anne Cooper), Lynette Winter (Larue), Pamela Colbert … Continue reading

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Martin Milner 1931 – 2015

Martin Milner: born 28 December 1931, Detroit Michigan; died 6 September 2015, Carlsbad California. Select credits: Sex Kittens Go to College (1960), Gidget (TV 1965): S1E3 The Great Kahuna – ‘Kahuna’ Ski’, Ski Fever (1966), Valley of the Dolls (1967), … Continue reading

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Don Porter (1912 – 1997)

Don Porter: born 24 September 1912, Oklahoma USA; died 11 February 1997, Beverly Hills California. First credit: Mystery of the White Room (1939); selected credits: Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) Russell Lawrence Gidget (TV 1965-66) Russell Lawrence Live a Little, … Continue reading

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Joy Harmon

Joy Harmon: born  May 1, 1940 in Flushing, New York, USA, on screen 1956 – 1972. Selected credits: Young Dillinger (1965) with John Ashley and Mary Ann Mobley One Way Wahine (1965) Village of the Giants (1965) with Tommy Kirk … Continue reading

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Alias John Cooper

In Memory of PETE DUEL (PETER E. DEUEL) Feb. 24, 1940-Dec. 31, 1971 Remembered with Love by The Alias Smith and Jones Collection Board. Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2011. Deuel played Gidget‘s … Continue reading

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Dancing on the sand

Gidget (TV 1965) episode 2: ‘In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust.’ In photo: unidentified, Mike Nader, Peter Deuel (back to camera), Joy Harmon, Johnny Fain.

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Peter Deuel (1940 – 1971)

Pete Duel’s death on 31 December, 1971, at the age of 31 brought to an end an acting career that carried promise and potential.

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