Dawn Wells, star of "Gilligan's Island," dies of COVID-19

Morning time Wells, best possible identified for portraying the girl-next-door castaway Mary Ann Summers at the iconic 1960s CBS sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday of headaches associated with COVID-19. She used to be 82. 

“I’m devastated as of late,” publicist Harlan Boll wrote on Fb, pronouncing the famous person’s dying. He mentioned Wells died “in no ache” at an assisted residing facility in Los Angeles.  

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“Gilligan’s Island” solid member Morning time Wells, as Mary Ann Summers, prepares for filming an episode on July 21, 1964. 

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With Wells’ dying, Tina Louise is now the one surviving member of the common solid of the hit display, which featured a bunch of 7 tour-boat passengers caught on a abandoned island someplace within the Pacific Ocean. The display ran from 1964 to 1967 and stays standard in reruns, sparking a number of reunion specials. 

The opposite solid contributors integrated Bob Denver, who performed Gilligan; Alan Hale Jr. because the Skipper; Jim Backus and Natalie Shager, who performed rich couple Thurston Howell III and Lovey Howell; Russell Johnson, who performed Professor Roy Hinkley; and Tina Louise, because the glamorous film famous person named Ginger. 

Wells used to be born in Reno, Nevada on October 18, 1938. In 1959, she represented her house state within the Leave out The usa competition, and in 1960, she graduated from the College of Washington in Seattle with a point in theater arts and design earlier than discovering luck in Hollywood.

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Actress Morning time Wells on September 30, 2019.

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She gave the impression in presentations comparable to “77 Sundown Strip,” “Maverick,” “Bonanza,” “The Joey Bishop Display” and “Hawaiian Eye” earlier than being solid as Mary Ann. Consistent with Boll, she beat out 350 different actresses for the “function of a life-time.” 

After “Gilligan’s Island,” Wells gave the impression in numerous theater productions, printed a cookbook and endured to seem on display screen in presentations like “Rising Pains,” “Roseanne” and “The Daring and the Stunning.” 

In his commentary, Boll mentioned that donations on behalf of Wells’ circle of relatives will also be made to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum or The Shambala Keep in California. 

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Morning time Wells portrays Mary Ann Summers within the CBS tv program “Gilligan’s Island,” on this symbol dated July 15, 1965.

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