Category Archives: Gidget

Sun and Surf and the Story of a Teen-Age Girl

“GIDGET” is enough to make anybody leave one of the neighborhood theatres, where it opened yesterday, and light out for Long Island Sound. Pictorially, this mild little Columbia frolic, about a teen-age girl with boy trouble, seems an ideal way … Continue reading

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James Darren

James Darren: born James William Ercolani, 8 June 1936, Philadelphia USA. First credit Rumble on the Docks (1956) with Timothy Carey. Selected credits: Gidget (1959 – Moondoggie) with Sandra Dee Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961 – Moondoggie) with Deborah Walley Gidget … Continue reading

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The blond all-American girl next door

Sandra Dee

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Paul Wendkos 1925 – 2009

Paul Wendkos: born 10 September 1925, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; died 12 November 2009, Malibu California. Director in Hollywood 1957 – 1999, including “Gidget” 1959, “Gidget Goes Hawaiian” 1961, and “Gidget Goes To Rome” 1963. Full obituary below the photo.

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Look at her, she’s Sandra!

Sandra Dee: born Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck, 23 April 1942 or 1944, Bayonne, New Jersey. Married to Bobby Darin, 1 Dec 1960 – 7 Mar 1967. Son Dodd Mitchell Darin born 16 Dec 1961. Died 20 February 2005, Thousand Oaks, California. … Continue reading

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Gidget and surfer dog

Sandra Dee, 62; Actress Was a Teen Idol in 1960s as Star of ‘Gidget,’ ‘Tammy’ Films February 21, 2005|Myrna Oliver | Times Staff Writer. “Sandra Dee, the blond all-American girl next door whose star turns as “Gidget” and “Tammy” made … Continue reading

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Gidget and husband

Screen Star Sandra Dee Dies at 62 By Marla Lehner | 02/20/2005.  Sandra Dee, the blonde teen queen who starred in Gidget and was once married to singer Bobby Darin, died Sunday at age 62. She passed away at 5:57 … Continue reading

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Alexandra Zuck

Sandra Dee: born Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck, 23 April 1942 or 1944, Bayonne, New Jersey.

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Glamorous Gidget

Sandra Dee, 62; Actress Was a Teen Idol in 1960s as Star of ‘Gidget,’ ‘Tammy’ Films February 21, 2005|Myrna Oliver | Times Staff Writer. “Sandra Dee, the blond all-American girl next door whose star turns as “Gidget” and “Tammy” made … Continue reading

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Big Kahuna, Moondoggie and Gidget

Cliff Robertson and James Darren carrying Sandra Dee in a publcity phto for Gidget (1959)

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