Anyone remember Sandra Dee?
She was best known for her role as Bridget in the movies Bridget, Bridget Goes to Hawaii, and Bridget Goes to Rome.
Audiences became so enamoured with the character of Gidget she got her own series on TV, with Sally Field in the starring role. (Sally would later star in another family-friendly show, The Flying Nun, also taken from a movie — and a book before it).
But Gidget wasn’t the only well-loved character Sandra popularised. While Debbie Reynolds played Tammy Tarleton in the first Tammy movie, Tammy and the Bachelor, it was Sandra who took over the title role in the sequels, Tammy Tell me True and Tammy and the Doctor. Interestingly enough, the character of Tammy also went on to become a TV series, played by Debbie Watson. Unlike Gidget, however, it only lasted for a season.
There was something else Sandra Dee did, but I’m having trouble remembering what it was.
Oh, right. She was also the naked altar in Roger Corman’s adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror.