For the past 20+ years I've been thinking that Gidget was a movie that someone made up back in the 60's. Boy was I wrong! Imagine my surprise when I found out that this Girl Midget actually existed!
How did I find out, you may be wondering? If you guessed by watching Top Chef last night on Bravo, you'd be right. She's alive and well as a General Manager and Partner at a hugely popular fine dining restaurant in Malibu California right on the beach.
She says she told her dad all about her life as a surfer, including hanging out with Moondoggie, (yes, he's real, too) then he wrote about it, and his book was eventually made into a movie.