Breakfast Club Interview: Gilligan Island Star Dawn
Some fifty hears later, Gilligan’s Island can still spark a heated argument amongst even the best of friends. Ginger or Mary Ann? Who was your favorite? Dawn Wells, the actress that played Mary Ann takes it all in stride. She says “People say that I ‘m their favorite but I’m sure they would tell Ginger that she was their favorite of they were talking to her.” The actresses are the last two survivors of the “three-hour tour”. Last week, the actor who played the Professor in “Gilligan’s Island” passed away . Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley, died of natural causes at his home in Washington. Johnson was 89. Dawn Wells shared her feelings on Facebook, “My 2 favorite people are now gone. My heart is broken.” Her other favorite person was Bob Denver, who played Gilligan. He died in 2005. Wells went on: “Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and ‘the rest.’” He passed away in hospice, surrounded by his wife and 2 kids.
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