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Encyclopedia > Bob Denver

Robert Osbourne "Bob" Denver (January 9, 1935September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor best known for his role as Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island. Earlier, Denver had played beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the (1959-1963) TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, a characterization that was similar to Gilligan in many ways. is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Gilligan (middle, bottom row) Gilligan is a fictional character played by Bob Denver on the 1960s TV show Gilligans Island and its many sequels. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... Beatnik is a media stereotype that borrowed the most superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s to present a distorted (and sometimes violent), cartoon-like misrepresentation of the real-life people and the spirituality found in Jack Kerouacs autobiographical fiction. ... Maynard G. Krebs was the beatnik sidekick of the title character in the early 1960s U.S. television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was a situation comedy which ran on CBS from 1959 to 1963. ...

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Early life and television career

Denver was born in New Rochelle, New York and raised in Brownwood, Texas. He graduated from Loyola University (predecessor to today's Loyola Marymount University) in Los Angeles, California. He first found work as a mailman. He would later coach physical education and teach math at Corpus Christi School, a Catholic elementary school in Pacific Palisades, California. New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle (French: Nouvelle-Rochelle) is a city in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of New York in Westchester County, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with... Brownwood aka The Wood is a city in the heart of Texas, United States and serves as the county seat of Brown CountyGR6. ... Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic Jesuit university in Los Angeles, California, USA. The University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


He costared withe Dwayne Hickman on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in 1959. Denver played the role of Maynard G. Krebs, while Hickman played Dobie Gills. Hickman was also a Loyola graduate. Credited as "Robert Denver," he landed a small role in the 1963 Jimmy Stewart film, "Take Her, She's Mine," playing a beatnik poet working at a coffee shop named "The Sleeping Pill." Denver appeared in the 1964 beach movie For Those Who Think Young with Tina Louise prior to the development of Gilligan's Island. For Those Who Think Young is an album by Canadian new wave band Rough Trade, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is an American model, singer, and film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Ginger Grant on televisions Gilligans Island. ...


When Dobie Gillis ended in 1963, Denver landed the role of Gilligan on Gilligan's Island.


Later career

After the conclusion of Gilligan's Island, he performed in other shows such as The Good Guys (1968–1970) and Dusty's Trail (1973) (a facsimile of Gilligan's Island, with the basis of a lost wagon train). He also starred in a children's program, Far Out Space Nuts (1975), which was essentially Gilligan in space. Although appreciated by Bob Denver fans, none of these shows matched the wider audience success of his earlier roles. Far Out Space Nuts was a Sid and Marty Krofft childrens television series starring Bob Denver as Junior, a dim-witted maintenance worker inexplicably employed by NASA, and Chuck McCann as Barney, his grumpy, short-tempered co-worker. ...


In 1998, Denver was arrested for having a parcel of marijuana delivered to his home. He originally said that the parcel had come from Dawn Wells (who had played "Mary Ann" on Gilligan's Island) but later refused to name her in court, and testified that "some crazy fan must have sent it". The police reportedly found more of the drug and related paraphernalia in Denver's home. He pleaded no contest and received six months probation. [1] [2] Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Dawn Wells Dawn Wells (born October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada) is an actress, best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligans Island, which ran on CBS from 1964 until 1967. ... Nolo contendere, in criminal trials, in some common law jurisdictions, is a plea where the defendant neither admits nor disputes a charge, serving as an alternative to a pleading of guilty or not guilty. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Late in his life, Denver worked in his adopted hometown of Princeton, West Virginia as an FM radio personality. He and his wife Dreama owned and operated a small "oldies format" station, WGAG-LP. He also earned a small income making public appearances, often costumed as Gilligan. Princeton is a city in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. ...


Denver underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in May 2005, and subsequently was diagnosed with throat cancer. He died on September 2, due to pneumonia and squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx[3] at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 70, surrounded by his family — his last wife (of 28 years), the former Dreama Peery; and his children (from 4 different marriages) Patrick, Megan, Emily, and Colin. Early in a coronary artery bypass surgery during vein harvesting from the legs (left of image) and the establishment of bypass (placement of the aortic cannula) (bottom of image). ... Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Biopsy of a highly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth. ... The larynx (plural larynges), colloquially known as the voicebox, is an organ in the neck of mammals involved in protection of the trachea and sound production. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Consolidated 1766 Salem 1849 Winston 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ...


See also

Maynard G. Krebs was the beatnik sidekick of the title character in the early 1960s U.S. television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. ... The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was a situation comedy which ran on CBS from 1959 to 1963. ... Gilligan (middle, bottom row) Gilligan is a fictional character played by Bob Denver on the 1960s TV show Gilligans Island and its many sequels. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ...

References

  1. ^ Gilligan's No Dope: Cops Plea Joal Ryan at eonline.com August 27, 1998
  2. ^ Gilligan's Dreams Dana Stevens at slate.msn.com, September 6, 2005
  3. ^ North Carolina Death Certificate (September 7, 2005) via Find A Grave.

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