Director Paul Wendkos, best known for directing the sun-and-surf 'Gidget' movies starring Sandra Dee, has died at the age of 84, Reuters reports.

Wendkos' career spanned 50 years and covered more than 100 films and television shows, including several episodes of 'The Untouchables' and 'I Spy.' Family representative, C. Christie Craig said Wendkos died Thursday in Malibu, California, of a lung infection following a stroke.
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