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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A Field of Photos

Gidget (TV)  Screen Gems / ABC; 15 September 1965 – 21 April 1966 (32 episodes) Sally Field (as Gidget), Stephen Mines (as Moondoggie), Don Porter (as Russ Lawrence), Lynette Winter (as Larue), John McGiver (guest, episode 28).

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall:  born 26 July 1944, Long Beach California. On screen from 1962. Gidget (TV 1966) ‘Independence: Gidget Style’ – 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell); Elvis Presley’s Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Ellen. More after the jump.

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Gidget Family

Gidget (TV) Family: Sally Field as “Gidget,” star of ABC-TV’s COLOR comedy series of the same name, with her TV father, Professor Russell Lawrence (Don Porter) and sister Anne Cooper (Betty Connor) and brother-in-law John Cooper (Pete Duel).  

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Pam Colbert

Pam Colbert: genuine California surfer girl, born Pamela Joanne Colbert 25 March 1947 in Los Angeles, California, featured as a dancer and stunt surfer (with Johnny Fain) in Beach Party (1963).

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Jimmy Hawkins

Jimmy Hawkins: born 13 November 1941, Los Angeles California: Girl Happy (1965) and Spinout (1966), Gidget (TV 1966).

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Joby Baker

Joby Baker: born Joseph N. Baker 26 March 1934, Montreal Canada. Along with James Darren, appeared in the first three Gidget movies.

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My Secret Beauty by Gidget #4

Sally Field: born Sally Margaret Field, 6 November 1946, Pasadena California. First appearance: Moon Pilot (5-Apr-1962) beatnik girl – uncredited; first credit: Gidget (TV 1965 – 66) Gidget – 32 episodes; Most recent credit: Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) … Continue reading

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Gidget learns to surf

Sally Field practising surfing for Gidget (TV). “I had just graduated. It was that summer of 1964. I had just graduated from high school and had no idea what I was going to do. And no, my parents didn’t say, … Continue reading

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Blinds in the background

Sally Field: born Sally Margaret Field, 6 November 1946, Pasadena California. First appearance: Moon Pilot (5-Apr-1962) beatnik girl – uncredited First credit: Gidget (TV 1965 – 66) Gidget – 32 episodes … Most recent credit: Hello, My Name Is Doris … Continue reading

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Gidget #4

Sally Field (born 1946)

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Sally Field and Mike Nader in ‘Gidget’ (TV)

Sally Field as Gidget and Mike Nader as Siddo in Gidget (TV 1965 – 66).

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Gidget in yellow shorts and top

Sally Field, Gidget #4 – the first TV Gidget.

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Gidget sits and surfboads walk

Sally Field, Gidget #4 – the first TV Gidget.

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Sally Field sitting on her towel on the beach

Sally Field, Gidget #4, the TV Gidget.

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Sally Field protesting

Sally Field, Gidget #4, the TV Gidget.

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Sally Field waving from the rocks

Sally Field, Gidget #4, the TV Gidget.

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Paul Lynde and his hairy chest

Paul Lynde (1926 – 1982) played supporting comic roles in For Those Who Think Young (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and Gidget (TV 1966).

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Sally Field poses with a surfboard

Gidget (TV 1965 – 66)

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Gidget on the rocks

Sally Field as Gidget (TV 1965-66).

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Gidget and Larue are shocked

Sally Field as Gidget and Lynete Winter as Larue in Gidget (TV 1965-66).

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Gidget celebrates July 4

Sally Field as Gidget (TV 1965-66).  

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Gidget Comic Book

Sally Field and Don Porter on the cover of Dell’s comic book tie-in to Gidget (TV 1965-66)

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Bob Denver

Nancy Sinatra and Bob Denver in For Those Who Think Young (1964) with Mickey Dora (left) and Mike Nader (centre) in the background. Bob Denver: born Robert Osborne David Denver, 9 January 1935, New Rochelle New York; died: 2 September … Continue reading

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Paul Lynde

Tina Louise and Paul Lynde in For Those Who Think Young (1964) Paul Lynde: 13 June 1926, Mount Vernon Ohio; died 10 January 1982, Beverly Hills Los Angeles California. First credit: The Red Buttons Show (TV 1955) regular … For … Continue reading

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Jesse White

Bobbi Shaw and Jesse White in Pajama Party (1964) Jesse White: born Jonah Marcus Weidenfeld, 3 January 1917, Buffalo New York; died 9 January 1997, Los Angeles California. First credit: The Ford Theatre Hour (TV 1950) ‘The Barker’ – Doc … Continue reading

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Sally Field

Sally Field: born Sally Margaret Field, 6 November 1946, Pasadena California. First appearance: Moon Pilot (5-Apr-1962) beatnik girl – uncredited First credit: Gidget (TV 1965 – 66) Gidget – 32 episodes … Most recent credit: Hello, My Name Is Doris … Continue reading

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Don Edmonds

Don Edmonds (left) with Suzie Kaye (right) in Wild, Wild Winter (1966) Don Edmonds: born 1 September 1937, Kansas City Missouri; died: 30 May 2009, North Hollywood California. First credit: The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series) Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Wild … Continue reading

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Peter Brooks

Peter Brooks: born Jan Zajaczowski First credit: Ichabod and Me (TV 1961) ’Teenage Journalist’ Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) Clay Anderson Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Brentwood Von Durgenfeld The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Stu Rankin Gidget (TV 1965) ‘Too Many … Continue reading

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Sue Hamilton

Sue Hamilton (aka Sue Williams) in a publicity photo for The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Update here (August 2017). Sue Williams: Playboy Playmate of the Month April 1965; also known as Sue Hamilton. See Sue Williams / Sue … Continue reading

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Beverly Adams

Beverly Adams (born 7 November 1940, Edmonton Alberta, Canada) First screen credit: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV 1963) ‘Wally’s Pen Pal’ Gloria Roustabout (1964) Cora – uncredited Girl Happy (1965) girl #2 – uncredited How to Stuff a … Continue reading

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William Asher

William Asher (born William Milton Asher, 8 Aug 1921 Manhattan, New York; died 16 Jul 2012 Palm Desert, California) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) How to Stuff a Wild … Continue reading

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Gidget’s friend Cornbread?

Is this Pam Colbert? In Gidget (TV 15 Sep. 1965) S1E1 ‘Dear Diary – Et Al.’ Pamela Colbert is credited as Cornbread at the end of the episode but her scenes were apparently scenes deleted. She can be seen in the … Continue reading

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Susan Yardley

Susan Yardley (born Susan Yardley Morss, married to Tim Hardin) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) surfer – uncredited Gidget (TV 1966 – ‘Ego-a-Go-Go’)  Shari Sue*

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Mike Nader

Mike Nader (born 19-Feb 1945) Beach Party (1963) – Beach Boy Muscle Beach Party (1964) – Surfer Boy For Those Who Think Young (1964) – College Boy Bikini Beach (1964) – Surfer Pajama Party (1965) – Pajama Boy Beach Blanket … Continue reading

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