When you think of “the girl next door” Dawn Wells is the epitome of that. Sadly, The Gilligan’s Island actress has passed away at the age of 82.
Her rep says Dawn died from COVID complications Wednesday.
Wells was one of 2 surviving members of the cast. Tina Louise, who played Ginger on the show, is now the sole surviving cast member.
The show only ran 3 years — from 1964-1967, but it became a cultural phenomenon. The premise — Gilligan, the skipper et al hopped on a boat for a 3-hour tour — A THREE HOUR TOUR — and it became shipwrecked on a deserted island. The show was all about the hijinks of survival and the interaction with the hilarious characters, including Professor Roy and a very rich couple, Lovey and Thurston Howell III.
Dawn Wells will be missed…