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Dawn Wells

Actress Dawn Wells

Full Name: Dawn Elberta Wells
Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: The American actress is famous for her role as Mary Ann on the 1960s US TV series "Gilligan's Island" alongside Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr. and Jim Backus. The show ran for three seasons, with three TV film sequels.

Born: October 18, 1938
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Died: December 30, 2020 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: COVID-19 complications

Historical Events

  • 1964-09-26 TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS
  • 1978-10-14 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
  • 1981-05-15 "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs
  • 1992-10-16 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot filmed in 1964 is 1st shown on TV (TBS)

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