"Accidental Icon" explores the largely untold story of the real "Gidget", Kathy Kohner Zuckerman. Kathy's account of surfing Malibu in the mid-1950s became the basis for a best-selling novel by her father Frederick Kohner, and for the hit 1959 movie "Gidget", which introduced the modern sport of surfing to a world-wide audience. In this special, surf legends and present-day "surfer girls" set the stage and take the Gidget story full circle. Prominent actors and directors, many of whom brought Gidget to the big and small screen, provide an enlightening behind-the-scenes perspective. They include: Sally Field, Cliff Robertson, James Darren, Gregory harrison, Caryn Richardson and Paul Wendkos.