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Actress Who Beat Raquel Welch for Role of Mary Ann Has Died

Dawn Wells of 'Gilligan's Island' fame was 82

(Newser) - Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island, died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82. Born in Reno, Nevada, Wells represented her state in the 1959 Miss America pageant and...

Friend Starts GoFundMe for Gilligan's Island Star Dawn Wells

'YOUR favorite castaway' needs nearly $200K

(Newser) - Dawn Wells is not doing so well, according to the friend who launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign for the Gilligan's Island actress. Wells, 79, who played Mary Ann on the show, lost almost everything in the 2008 financial crisis, the friend tells TMZ . This year, while already recovering from...

Gilligan's Mary Ann Ducks Dope Charge

Dawn Wells, 69, faces 6 months' probation for reckless driving

(Newser) - Dawn Wells, better known as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, has ducked a dope charge but will serve 6 months' probation for reckless driving, the AP reports. A sheriff's deputy pulled her over in Teton County, Idaho last year and smelled marijuana in the car; the former actress failed...

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