Wonderful John Acton

Jim 1950s - 1960s

Aired: 1953 DAD: John Acton (Harry Holcombe) / Widower DAD’S JOB: Court clerk and owner of the general store KIDS: Julia (Virginia Dwyer)(22),  Kevin (Ronnie Walken)(12) WHERE’S MOM?: Dead. Update: Received a note from the son of the producer and director of Wonderful John Acton: “It was his first television show. Prior to that, he was a producer and director …

Gidget

Jim 1950s - 1960s

DAD’S JOB: College Professor KIDS: Gidget (real name:Frances) (Sally Field) (15), Anne (Betty Connor) (17) WHERE’S MOM?: Mom’s dead STAND-IN “MOM”: Don’t know – yet. A revamped show, Gidget’s Summer Reunion, appeared in 1985 with a married Gidget (Mrs. Moondoggie?) still at the beach for some tasty waves. Fortunately, the show took a ratings bullet in the head after just …