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Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman: "I'm the REAL Gidget!"




Kathy Kohner-Zukerman, the real Gidget in 2010.
Kathy Kohner-Zukerman, the real Gidget in 2010.
Courtesy Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman

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In 1957 Frederick Kohner published a novel based almost entirely on his teenage daughter, Kathy and her life in the early days of Malibu surf culture. He called it "Gidget", went on to get several film adaptations, tv movies and even a series. Off-Ramp's Kevin Ferguson talked with Kathy the Santa Monice Pier Paddleboard Race.