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Dawn Wells, Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ dead at 82 from COVID-19


#Wells was also a former #Miss #Nevada.

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#Dawn #Wells, who played #Mary #Ann #Summers on the campy, classic TV show “#Gilligan’s #Island,” has died from COVID-19, ABC #News confirmed. #She was 82.

#Her representative noted in a statement that the actress, motivational speaker and philanthropist “passed peacefully [Wednesday] morning, in no pain as a result of complications due to #Covid.”

TV fans will remember #Wells as the wholesome, “girl next door” castaway counterpart to #Tina #Louise’s #Marilyn #Monroe-clone movie star #Ginger #Grant on “#Gilligan’s #Island,” which ran for three seasons from 1964 to 1967 on CBS.

#Louise is now the last surviving cast member from the beloved series. #All the other stars — #Bob #Denver, #Alan #Hale #Jr., #Jim #Backus, #Natalie #Schafer, #Russell #Johnson and narrator #Charles #Maxwell — have previously died.

#Wells, a former #Miss #Nevada, made many stage and screen appearances after her pageant days, but it was her stint on the famously popular sitcom — which saw seven castaways stranded on a deserted island after a three-hour boat tour gone awry — that cemented her pop culture status.

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#In fact, #Wells’ rep noted in a statement, “#Dawn’s gingham dress and famous belly button covering shorts worn on ‘#Gilligan’s #Island’ are currently on display in the lobby of The #Hollywood #Museum.”

#Wells remained close with the character and its legacy. A constant at autograph signings at pop culture conventions, she published a self-help book in 2014 called “#What #Would #Mary #Ann #Do? A #Guide to #Life.”

#In it, she noted, “#It’s not my ego talking, but #Mary #Ann wasn’t just a silly and sweet ingenue. #She was bright, fair-minded and reasonable. #Sherwood #Schwartz, the show’s producer and creator, was smart enough to put her in short shorts so you wouldn’t think of her as your bossy sister.”



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