The gorgeous and talented Dawn Wells dies, age 82

| December 30, 2020

Wells in her iconic role

Fox News has reported that Dawn Wells, best known as Mary Anne on Gilligan’s Island, has passed away at age 82 from COVID-related causes. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has/had a crush on the 60’s pinup darling “good girl.” Keep your Ginger, Mary Anne will always be my favorite.

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Pretty lady. Think I saw her recently on Tales of Wells Fargo.


I always thought of her as “the girl next door”…

RIP Ms. Wells


No intro necessary.
The dour intro by Thurston Howell III is hilarious.


Godspeed and Fare Well to America’s Sweetheart. I don’t think there was anyone out there that like girls that didn’t have a serious crush on Ms Dawn Wells aka Mary Anne. I know I did! Found this little tribute I thought I’d share.


When Survivor was real, good times.

Commissioner Wretched

Damn, I heard this today and actually said, “No way,” out loud. Folks down the hall came to my office and saw the news on my computer.

For me, the answer to “Ginger or Mary Ann” will always and forever be … Mary Ann!

Rest in heaven, Dawn.


America’s sweetheart! Fair winds and following seas, Ms. Wells.


The things that could be done with a pair coconuts.
Be nice.




I guess that leaves Tina Louise the sole survivor. You had to figure she was going to come out in top in the end.

I was surprised when the Professor died years back. I don’t recall him ever talking about his war heroics when he was alive. I guess that it is how it was for that generation.


Tina is 86 and living in NYC. Has published a couple of children’s books…

A Proud Infidel®™️

IIRC Russell Johnson aka “The Professor” was part of a Bomber Crew in WWII and we all know they got shot at!

A Proud Infidel®™

R.I.P. Ms. Wells.

Green Thumb


Many an episode I used to watch along with the Andy Griffin Show and Sanford and Son.

Rest well, my lady.

Hack Stone

Remember this commercial? There is a longer version, where a Marine picks Mrs. Howell.


She also was my first crush growing up. R.I.P. Dawn.

E4 Mafia '83-'87

The Duality of Man: It was always Mary Ann over Ginger, but it was Veronica over Betty.

Plus, why did The Skipper, Gilligan, and The Professor always wear the same clothes while Mary Ann, Ginger and The Howells bring their entire wardrobes for a three-hour tour?


RIP Ms Wells…you will be missed!


She was my favorite as well.

Apparently she died of Covid complications.


Everyone does these days…………you foolish putz.


Mary Ann was my favorite on the Island. RIP Ms. Wells.

AW1 Rod

I’ve had the “Mary Ann versus Ginger” argument repeatedly over the decades. Mary Ann always won!


Rest in peace sweetheart. You gave me a lot of memories.


While I am a “Mary Ann” over “Ginger” person as well,years ago I read something about her that made me like her even more. After her mother grew older and was limited due to an illness, Wells started a clothing line called the “Wishing Wells Collection” for people with disabilities. (The line has been discontinued.) In addition, according to Wikipedia: She was the founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute, a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) educational organization with “a vision of education, technical training and economic development in Southeastern Idaho.” She organized SpudFest, a regional annual family movie festival, and was a spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes. Wells lent her support to the Denver Foundation, a West Virginia charity chaired by Dreama Denver, widow of Wells’ Gilligan’s Island co-star Bob Denver. In November 2009, she appeared at the Denver Foundation’s Christmas Wish Celebrity Auction, helping to raise funds for the disabled and disadvantaged in West Virginia. Wells only made her salary from Gilligan’s Island and nothing off the residuals from the reruns. Yet unlike so many in Hollywood, she used her name and personality to try and make the world a better place. To me, Wells is the epitome of a woman (or man) who you see across the room and say “that is a beautiful looking person” and then when you get to talk to her, know her, and see what she is about, she becomes even more beautiful. Many of us marry people like Wells – their beauty catching our… Read more »