NewsOne Nigeria reports that American actress and TV movie producer, who became internationally famous as the stranded girl-next-door on the mid-1960s TV sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” Dawn Wells died Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
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Late Dawn Wells’ publicist wrote: “I am devastated today. Truly, at the top of the list of hardest things to do is announce the passing of a friend or family member.
“I feel I lost both this morning with the passing of Dawn Wells – America’s favorite castaway, Dawn Wells, passed peacefully this morning, in no pain as a result of complications due to Covid at the age of 82,” the post read in parts.
I am devastated today. Truly, at the top of the list of hardest things to do is announce the passing of a friend or…
Meanwhile, NewsOne Nigeria reports that Dawn Wells was a native of Reno, Nev. and started out as a beauty queen. In 1959, as Miss Nevada, she competed in the Miss America pageant. It was her ticket into show business; soon after, she had minor roles in such shows as “77 Sunset Strip,” “Maverick,” “Bonanza,” and “The Joey Bishop Show.” In 1964, Wells became the wide-eyed, pig-tailed Mary Ann — a sharp contrast to another female castaway, the sexpot movie actress Ginger (played by Tina Louise). The Ginger-vs.-Mary Ann rivalry was a very mid-1960s, straight male fantasy of feminine ideals.
After Dawn Wells’ signature success in “Gilligan’s Island” — which ran on primetime for only three years on CBS, but endlessly for decades in syndication — she later appeared on such shows as “Vega$,” “Growing Pains,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Baywatch” — on which her character was once again named Mary Ann. She also voiced Gumbalina Toothington on the children’s show “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants,” and as a producer, brought movies to CVS, Showtime and Amazon.