December 28, 2018
Today, we are rescuing Gilligan's Island castaway Mary Ann! That's right, our featured celebrity is Ms. Dawn Wells! I used to love watching re-runs of Gilligan's Island when I was a kid. I haven't seen it in ages. I'll have to re-watch some of those classic episodes, especially for the very sweet and talent Ms. Wells. Let's check in with her and see how she's doing these days.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Jeff Conaway: Actor, Grease (1978), "Taxi" (Bobby Wheeler, 1978-81), "Babylon 5" (Zack Allan, 1994-98).
John Spencer: Actor; "L.A. Law" (Tommy Mullaney, 1990-94), "The West Wing" (Leo McGarry, 1999-2005).
Ryan O'Neal: Co-starred in the movie "Love Story", appeared in the TV series "Peyton Place"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Dawn Wells on Celebrity Nooz
October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada, USA
Dawn Elberta Wells
CLAIM TO FAME:
Dawn Wells is an American actress who is best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan's Island.
Wells was married to Larry Rosen, a talent agent, from October 1962 until 1967 when they divorced.
She received an Associate degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and later a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1960.
Miss Nevada 1959; she participated in Miss America 1960.
Her father once owned the Las Vegas Thunderbird Hotel.
Is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
She and Russell Johnson are best known for their roles on the series Gilligan's Island (1964), but they are also well known for being infamously referred to as "and the rest" in the series' original theme song. The phrase was later replaced by "the Professor and Mary Ann" after protests from the actors.
Despite playing a supporting role to Tina Louise on Gilligan's Island (1964) (and to Bob Denver and Jim Backus), her character Mary Ann Summers was consistently the most popular among viewers, which also contributed to the tension between she and Louise.
Former President of the Idaho Film & Television Institute.
Auditioned for the role of Lois Lane in Superman (1978), but lost to Margot Kidder.
Was the only Gilligan's Island (1964) cast member to attend Alan Hale Jr.'s funeral in 1990.
In 2014, Wells released What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life, which she co-wrote with Steve Stinson. The book was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Gilligan's Island.
In May 2016, Wells was named Marketing Ambassador to MeTV Network.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
In 2018, a GoFundMe page was set up to help Wells cope with financial trouble. Wells has been recently seen in two television series; Kaplan's Korner and See Ya.
2018 Kaplan's Korner (TV Series)
- Marvin's Ghost (2018) ... Dawn Wells
2018 See Ya (TV Series)
- 3 F's (2018) ... Marcia
2017 Heaven's Waiting Room (TV Series)...Flora
2017 Life Interrupted (TV Movie)...Annie Hughes
2015-2017 She's Still on That Freakin' Island (TV Series short)
- Holes (2017)
- Pilot (2015)
2016 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)...Alice
- Episode #1.7273 (2016) ... Alice
2013 This Is Our Time...Margo
2012 Silent But Deadly...Rose
2007 Pastor Greg (TV Series)...Kathryn
- Sanity (2007) ... Kathryn
- Marriage (2007) ... Kathryn
2007 Whatever Happened To? (TV Series)
- Country Girls (2007)
2004 Forever for Now...Sylvia
2002 Super Sucker...Super Sucker Celebrity Spokesperson
2001 Three Sisters (TV Series)...Susan
- Mother's Day (2001) ... Susan
1997 Meego (TV Series)...Mary Ann
- Mommy 'n' Meego (1997) ... Mary Ann
1995 Lover's Knot...Mary Ann
1995 Roseanne (TV Series)...Darlene
- Sherwood Schwartz--A Loving Tribute (1995) ... Darlene (uncredited)
1993 Columbo (TV Series)...Female Guest
- It's All in the Game (1993) ... Female Guest (uncredited)
1993 Herman's Head (TV Series)...Mary Ann
- Gals-a-Poppin' (1993) ... Mary Ann
1992 Soulmates...Lucille Perkins
1992 Baywatch (TV Series)...Mary Ann Summers
- Now Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale (1992) ... Mary Ann Summers
1989 The Princess and the Dwarf
1987 Growing Pains (TV Series)...Casting Receptionist / Myrtle Deforest
- Broadway Bound (1987) ... Casting Receptionist
- Carnival (1987) ... Myrtle Deforest
1987 ALF (TV Series...Mary Ann Summers
- Somewhere Over the Rerun (1987) ... Mary Ann Summers
1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)...Miss Lorilee Lee
1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)...Cheryl Burke
- The Visitors (1983) ... Cheryl Burke
1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV Series)...Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers
- Gilligan's Army (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Super Gilligan (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Wings (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Invaders of the Lost Barque (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Space Pirates (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Too Many Gilliagns (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Road to Boom (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Bumper to Bumper (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Amazing Colossal Gilligan (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Journey to the Center of Gilligan's Planet (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Let Sleeping Minnows Lie (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Turnabout Is Fair Play (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- I Dream of Genie (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)...Mary Ann Summers
1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)...Myra Fletcher
- The Searcher/The Way We Weren't (1981) ... Myra Fletcher
1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Valerie Madden
- The Family Plan/The Promoter/May the Best Man Win/Forever Engaged/The Judges: Part 2 (1980) ... Valerie Madden
- The Family Plan/The Promoter/May the Best Man Win/Forever Engaged/The Judges: Part 1 (1980) ... Valerie Madden
1980 Hagen (TV Series)...Lily
- More Deadly Poison (1980) ... Lily
1979 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)...Mary Ann Summers
1978 Vega$ (TV Series)...Millie Farmer
- Serve, Volley and Kill (1978) ... Millie Farmer
1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)...Mary Ann Summers
1977 Return to Boggy Creek...Jolene
1976 The Town That Dreaded Sundown...Helen Reed
1975 Winterhawk...Clayanna / Narrator
1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)...Carol Morton
- The Attorney (1969) ... Carol Morton
1962-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)...Moon Holt / Marty Johnson
- The Burning Sky (1968) ... Moon Holt
- The Way Station (1962) ... Marty Johnson
1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)...Betsy Jeffers
- The Night of the Headless Woman (1968) ... Betsy Jeffers
1967 The Invaders (TV Series)...Eileen Brown
- Dark Outpost (1967) ... Eileen Brown
1964-1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)...Mary Ann Summers
1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)...Pocahontas
- The Sweet Smell of Wampum (1965) ... Pocahontas
1964 The New Interns...Bobbie
1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)...Wendy
- Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee? (1964) ... Wendy
1962-1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)...Marilyn / Connie
- Joey and Roberta Sherwood Play a Benefit (1964) ... Marilyn
- A Young Man's Fancy (1962) ... Connie
1964 Channing (TV Series)...Nancy
- Swing for the Moon (1964) ... Nancy
1963 Palm Springs Weekend...Girl at Police Station (uncredited)
1963 The Third Man (TV Series)...Secretary
- The Man in Power (1963) ... Secretary
1963 Ripcord (TV Series)...Evvie Eden
- Willie (1963) ... Evvie Eden (uncredited)
1963 Laramie (TV Series)...Millie
- The Violent Ones (1963) ... Millie
1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)...Molly
- Chicago Gains a Number (1962) ... Molly
- The Bravest Man in Cordella (1962) ... Molly
1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)...Lois Corey / Carolyn Barnes
- The Sign-Off (1962) ... Lois Corey
- An Echo of Honor (1962) ... Carolyn Barnes
1961-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)...Consuelo Hernandez / June
- A Private Eye for Beauty (1962) ... Consuelo Hernandez
- Circumstantial Evidence (1961) ... June
1962 Lawman (TV Series)...Elly Stratton
- No Contest (1962) ... Elly Stratton
1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)...Kathy Blakely
- Out of Order (1962) ... Kathy Blakely
1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)...Molly
- Kelly's Clover Girls (1961) ... Molly
1961 Everglades (TV Series)...Piney Danning
- Flight at Boca Chico (1961) ... Piney Danning
1961 The Detectives (TV Series)...Sally
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1961) ... Sally (uncredited)
1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)...Connie Kenwood / Nixie Martin / Judy Rodgers / ...
- The Inverness Cape Caper (1961) ... Connie Kenwood
- The Rival Eye Caper (1961) ... Nixie Martin
- Open and Close in One (1961) ... Judy Rodgers
- The Corsican Caper (1961) ... Yvonne Martell
1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)...Mrs. Murray
- The Captain Dan Brady Story (1961) ... Mrs. Murray
1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)...Sarah Claypool
- Lone Patrol (1961) ... Sarah Claypool
1961 Maverick (TV Series)...Caprice Rambeau
- The Deadly Image (1961) ... Caprice Rambeau
1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)...Gloria
- War with the Nighthawkers (1961) ... Gloria
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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Jeff Conaway - DEAD (pneumonia and sepsis)
Born: 10/5/1950 Died: 5/27/2011
John Spencer - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 12/20/1946 Died: 12/16/2005
Ryan O'Neal - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Brian Jordan, 86, English footballer (Rotherham United).
Cheenu Mohan, 62, Indian actor, heart attack.
Tadeusz Pieronek, 84, Polish Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Sosnowiec (1992-1998) and Rector of Pontifical Academy of Theology (1998-2004).
Fenton Ramsahoye, 89, Guyanese politician, Attorney General (1961-1964), MP (1961-1973).
Theodore Antoniou, 83, Greek composer and conductor, complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Wendy Beckett, 88, British religious sister and art historian.
Gerson Camata [pt], 77, Brazilian politician, Governor of Espírito Santo (1983-1986), shot.
Penny Cook, 61, Australian actress (A Country Practice, E Street, Neighbours), cancer.
István Levente Garai, 63, Hungarian physician and politician, MP (1994-1998, 2004-2014).
Jorge Grau, 88, Spanish artist and filmmaker (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie).
Üllar Jörberg [et], 77, Estonian singer.
Jer O'Leary, Irish actor (Michael Collins, In the Name of the Father).
Sono Osato, 99, American dancer and actress.
Oleksandr Vizhenko [uk], 60, Ukrainian writer and stage actor.
Bill Baillie, 84, New Zealand Olympic track and field athlete (1964).
Guto Barros [pt], 61, Brazilian guitarist and songwriter (Blitz, Lobão e os Ronaldos).
Werner Braun, 100, Israeli photojournalist.
Nirendranath Chakravarty, 94, Indian poet and writer, creator of Bhaduri Moshai, heart attack.
Walter Chilsen, 95, American politician, member of the Wisconsin Senate (1967-1990).
Larry Eisenberg, 99, American biomedical engineer and science fiction writer, acute myeloid leukemia.
Álex Figueroa, 57, Chilean politician and physician, Minister of Health (1996-2000).
Yoshitada Konoike, 78, Japanese politician, MP (1986-1993, since 1995).
Law Hieng Ding, 83, Malaysian politician, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (1990-2004), MP (1982-2008).
Dimitry Matveev [ru], 65, Russian actor (Autumn Marathon, Teheran 43, The Shore of Salvation).
Sulagitti Narasamma, 98, Indian midwife, lung disease.
Baldur Ragnarsson, 88, Icelandic writer.
Sigi Schmid, 65, German-American Hall of Fame soccer manager (LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, Seattle Sounders).
Ali Shahab [id], 77, Indonesian journalist and film director.
Syed Ali Raza Abidi, 46, Pakistani politician, member of the National Assembly (2013-2018), shot.
Jozef Adamec, 76, Slovak football player (FC Spartak Trnava, national team) and manager (Inter Bratislava).
Osvaldo Bayer, 91, Argentine writer (La Patagonia rebelde) and journalist.
Rosario Mazzola, 94, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Cefalù (1988-2000).
Dwijen Mukhopadhyay, 91, Indian composer and singer.
Jai Narain Prasad Nishad, 88, Indian politician.
Stanko Poklepovic, 80, Croatian football player and manager (Hajduk Split, Persepolis, national team), kidney failure.
Jerry Riopelle, 77, American musician, cancer.
Dionne Rose-Henley, 49, Jamaican Olympic athlete (1992, 1996), cancer.
Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, 70, Iranian cleric and politician, Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council (since 2017), Chief Justice (1999-2009), cancer.
William C. Thompson, 94, American judge and politician, member of the New York State Senate (1965-1968).
Jaime Torres, 80, Argentine charango player.
James Calvin Wilsey, 61, American musician.
Abdel Razzaq Zorgui, 32, Tunisian journalist, self-immolation.
Notable Mexican politicians killed in the 2018 Puebla helicopter crash:
Martha Erika Alonso Hidalgo, 45, Governor of Puebla (since 2018).
Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, 50, Senator (2006-2010), Governor of Puebla (2011-2017).
Alfred Bader, 94, Austrian-born Canadian chemist and businessman.
Eileen Battersby, 60, American-born Irish literary critic (The Irish Times), traffic collision.
Nana Chudasama, 86, Indian jurist and public servant.
Barbara Kloka Hackett, 90, American judge, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (1986-2000).
Troels Kløvedal [de], 75, Danish writer.
John Marshall, 60, Australian jockey, cancer.
Sophie Oluwole, 83, Nigerian philosopher.
Elias M. Stein, 87, American mathematician.
Paddy Ashdown, 77, British politician, Leader of the Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (2002-2006), MP (1983-2001), bladder cancer.
Angélica García Arrieta, 60, Mexican public accountant and politician, Senator (since 2018) and founder of the National Regeneration Movement.
Robert Kerketta, 86, Indian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Dibrugarh (1970-1980) and Tezpur (1980-2007).
Gary N. Knoppers, 62, Canadian theologian, pancreatic cancer.
Jane Langton, 95, American author.
Jiko Luveni, 72, Fijian politician, Speaker of the Parliament (since 2014).
Roger Owen, 83, British historian of the Middle East.
Sergey Psakhie, 66, Russian physicist.
Simcha Rotem, 94, Polish-Israeli resistance fighter (Warsaw Ghetto Uprising).
Roberto Suazo Córdova, 91, Honduran politician, President (1982-1986).
Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 87, Saudi prince and politician.
Jimmy Work, 94, American country singer-songwriter ("Making Believe").
Notable Indonesians killed in the Sunda Strait tsunami:
Aa Jimmy, 35, actor and comedian.
Windu Andi Darmawan, 36, drummer (Seventeen).
Muhammad Awal Purbani, 36, bassist (Seventeen).
Dylan Sahara, 25, actress and presenter.
Herman Sikumbang, 36, guitarist (Seventeen).
Walter Artizala, 29, Ecuadorian FARC dissident and drug lord, shot.
Dipali Barthakur, 77, Indian singer.
Gerard Bernacki, 76, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Katowice (1988-2012).
Lev Borodulin, 95, Soviet-born Israeli photographer.
Enzo Boschi [it], 76, Italian seismologist, president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (1999-2011).
Forrest Fezler, 69, American golfer and golf course designer, brain cancer.
Dmitriy Kalinin [ru], 52, Russian actor (Gardes-Marines, Ahead!, Promised Heaven) and stage director.
Tom Leonard, 74, Scottish poet.
Daniela Payssé, 72, Uruguayan politician, Deputy (2005-2015) and Senator (since 2015), heart attack.
Alla Sokolova [ru], 74, Russian actress and playwright.
F. W. Bernstein, 80, German poet and cartoonist.
Pascal F. Calogero Jr., 87, American judge, Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice (1973-2008).
Adolfo Echeverría [es], 86, Colombian composer.
Klaus Hagerup, 72, Norwegian author and actor (The Chieftain), colorectal cancer.
Giovanni Martorana [it], 53, Italian actor, fume inhalation.
Donald Moffat, 87, British-born American actor (The Thing, The Right Stuff, Clear and Present Danger), complications from a stroke.
Henning Palner, 86, Danish actor (Jetpiloter, Slottet, Terror).
Danish Zehen, 21, Indian blogger and TV personality, traffic collision.
Ron Abegglen, 81, American college basketball coach (Weber State Wildcats).
Colin Barlow, 83, English football player and executive (Manchester City).
Bhai, 83, Surinamese poet.
Erwin Buncel, 87, Czechoslovak-born Canadian chemist.
Tömür Dawamat, 91, Chinese politician, Chairman of the Xinjiang Autonomous region (1985-1993).
Jacques David, 87, French Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of La Rochelle and Saintes (1985-1996) and Évreux (1996-2006).
Audrey Geisel, 97, American philanthropist and film executive producer (The Grinch).
Mel Hutchins, 90, American basketball player (BYU Cougars, Milwaukee Hawks).
Hugh Jack, 89, Australian Olympic athlete (1956).
Dorota Kwiatkowska [pl], 61, Polish actress (Prymas - trzy lata z tysiaca, Na dobre i na zle).
Marshall Long, 82, American politician, member of the Kentucky Legislature (1982-2002), mayor of Shelbyville, Kentucky (1972-1981).
Helena Malotová-Jošková [cs], 79, Czech basketball player, Czech Basketball Federation Hall of Fame inductee.
Raúl Mata, 71, Mexican professional wrestler (EMLL, CWF, NWA Hollywood).
Guy Modeste, 64, French footballer (Saint-Étienne), cancer.
Owen M. Panner, 94, American federal judge, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Oregon (since 1980).
Geetha Salam, 72, Indian actor (Mani Koya Kurup, Malabar Wedding, Romans).
Bill Sellars, 93, British television director and producer (Doctor Who, All Creatures Great and Small, Triangle).
Andrzej Skupinski, 66, Polish actor.
Eva Tichauer [fr], 100, German Holocaust survivor and author.
Raven Wilkinson, 83, American ballerina.
Marty Zendejas, 54, American football player (Nevada Wolf Pack), beaten.