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Don Porter

Don Porter
as Russell Lawrence in the 1965 television series Gidget
Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 24, 1912
Place of birthMiami, Oklahoma, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 11, 1997(age 84)
Death placeBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
NicknameDonald Porter
Spouse-Peggy Converse-1944-1997

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Donald Porter (September 24, 1912 - February 11, 1997) was an American actor who appeared in a number of films in the 1940s, including Top Sergeant and Eagle Squadron, but is perhaps best known for his role as Russell Lawrence, the widowed father of 15-year old Frances "Gidget" Lawrence (Sally Field) in the 1965 ABC television series Gidget.

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