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Gidget (1965)

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Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast on ABC from September 15, 1965 to April 21, 1966.

Gidget was among the first regularly scheduled color programs on ABC, but did poorly in the Nielsen ratings and was cancelled at the end of its first season.

Series Cast

  1. Don Porter as Professor Russell Lawrence

    Don Porter

    Professor Russell Lawrence

    32 Episodes

  2. Sally Field as Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

    Sally Field

    Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

    32 Episodes

  3. Betty Conner

    Anne Cooper

    32 Episodes

  4. Lynette Winter as Larue

    Lynette Winter


    32 Episodes

  5. Pete Duel as

    Pete Duel

    9 Episodes

  6. Michael Nader as

    Michael Nader

    4 Episodes

  7. Tim Rooney as

    Tim Rooney

    2 Episodes

  8. Bonnie Franklin as

    Bonnie Franklin

    2 Episodes

  9. Janis Hansen

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1965 • 32 Episodes

Season 1 of Gidget premiered on September 15, 1965.

Don't Defrost the Alligator

(1x32, April 21, 1966) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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