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Kathleen "Bunny" Gibson: From American Bandstand’s Sweetheart to Film Actress

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Kathleen "Bunny" Gibson was introduced to American Bandstand as a 13-year-old and made her first appearance on the show … at the age of 13 … so that she could met her idol, Philadelphia singer Bobby Rydell.

Gibson soon became a regular dancer on the show and remained until 1961. She had many fan clubs across the country and was listed in teen magazines' "popularity contests" alongside stars such as Elvis Presley, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker and Connie Francis. Gibson was regularly featured in articles in the most popular teen magazines of the day, such as 16, Dig and Teen Screen.

 “Bunny” Gibson will be sharing with Debbie, what it was like to be propelled into life as one of the most famous teenage dancers in the US and dancing on a regular basis on the most popular “dance floor” in history.  Imagine meeting teen-age idols like Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, and Connie Francis … and so many others!  Imagine what it was like to be part of a very closely knit family of dancers, brought together by the very beloved icon, Dick Clark!  And … imagine being able to main a life of popularity, movies, TV series, commercials … and to even become an award-winning sculptor … after American Bandstand.  

Debbie will be talking with “Bunny Gibson” about all of that … and so much more!

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