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Frederick Kohner

Born: Sep 25, 1905

Death: Jul 7, 1986

Birthplace: Teplice

Profession: Screenwriter

Nationality: United States

Frederick Kohner

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1905
Date of Death : Jul 7, 1986
Birth Place : Teplice

Frederick Kohner, born Friedrich Kohner, was an Austrian-born novelist and screen writer, both in Germany and the US. He is best known for having created the "Gidget" novels, which inspired a series of movies, two television series, three telemovies and a feature length animated film. He based the title character on his own daughter, Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman. Frederick Kohner died on July 7, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, aged 80.


  • Screenwriter
  • Author
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Friedrich Kohner


  • Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman
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