|Other names Carol Sydes|
Siblings Anthony Sydes
|Name Cindy Carol|
Years active 1955–1966
|Full Name Annette Carol Sydes|
Born October 11, 1944 (age 78) (1944-10-11) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Stage, film, television actress
Spouse Christopher Connelly (m. 1969–1988), Kent L. Coombs (m. 1964–1968)
Movies and TV shows Gidget Goes to Rome, Dear Brigitte, The New Loretta Young Sh, Never Too Young
Similar People Christopher Connelly, Deborah Walley, James Darren, Trudi Ames, Anthony Sydes
- Cindy Carol goes into the Trevi Fountain in Gidget Goes To Rome 1963
Cindy Carol goes into the Trevi Fountain in Gidget Goes To Rome (1963)
She was born Annette Carol Sydes to Thomas and Ruth Sydes, who had three other children: Anthony, Jonathan, and Debbie, Her father was a high school English teacher, and she attended North Hollywood High School, where she was a cheerleader.
Carol's first recorded role was as an uncredited schoolgirl in Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955).
Under the name of Carol Sydes, she made a guest appearance in an episode of Medic that same year. This was followed by guest appearances in seven episodes of Leave It to Beaver in the years 1957–60, four of them in the role of Alma Hanson, the other three (one uncredited) in various other roles. Following guest appearance on My Three Sons in 1961 and The Donna Reed Show in 1962, she played the roles of Betty in the film Cape Fear and Binkie Massey in the 1962–63 CBS television series The New Loretta Young Show, which ran only for 26 weeks.
In 1963, taking the new stage name of Cindy Carol, she starred as Gidget in the third and final Gidget feature film, Gidget Goes to Rome. The role had previously been played by Sandra Dee and Deborah Walley.
Carol subsequently made a single guest appearance in Vacation Playhouse in 1964. Then in 1965 she appeared as Susan in the television series Never Too Young, and starred as Pandora Leaf in the James Stewart family comedy Dear Brigitte.