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Dawn Wells

Born October 18, 1938 (1938-10-18) (age 69)
Reno, Nevada
Residence Driggs, Idaho
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Known for Played Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan's Island (1964-67)
Website
http://www.dawn-wells.com/

Dawn Elberta Wells (born October 18, 1938, in Reno, Nevada) is an American actress, best known for her television work in the 1960s, particularly her role as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligan's Island, which first ran on CBS from 1964-1967, and has been continuously rerun in American television markets over the subsequent decades. The "Mary Ann" character was based on the "Dorothy" character of The Wizard of Oz, a typical American girl stranded in an exotic locale. Dawn's fresh, wholesome looks made for a good contrast to those of the island's glamorous "movie star," Tina Louise. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reno redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Driggs is a city located in Teton County, Idaho. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Mary Ann Summers is a fictional Kansas farm girl who is a character in the television sitcom Gilligans Island which ran on the CBS network from 1964 to 1967, and has run more or less continuously since in reruns. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reno redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Mary Ann Summers is a fictional Kansas farm girl who is a character in the television sitcom Gilligans Island which ran on the CBS network from 1964 to 1967, and has run more or less continuously since in reruns. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Wizard of Oz may refer to: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a 1900 book by L. Frank Baum Political interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz (1939 film), most notable adaptation See The Wizard of Oz (adaptations) for all other adaptations Wizard of Oz, the... 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. ...

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Early life and career

Wells attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she majored in chemistry. She later transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 1960 with a degree in theatre arts. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Stephens College is a liberal arts womens college located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of about 90,000 residents. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O) is a womens fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...


In 1959, Wells was crowned Miss Nevada and represented her state in the 1960 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After moving to Hollywood, she began appearing in guest roles in such television series as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, both on ABC, and Bonanza on NBC, before she won the role of Mary Ann. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Miss Nevada competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss America pageant. ... For the patriotically-themed comic book superheroines, see Miss America (comics). ... Atlantic City redirects here. ... Hollywood redirects here. ... 1959 Soundtrack - (L to R): Roger Smith, Kookie Byrnes, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. ... Maverick is a comedy-western television series created by Roy Huggins that ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and featured James Garner, Roger Moore, and Jack Kelly as poker-playing travelling gamblers. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the television program. ... This article is about the television network. ...


She was married to Larry Rosen (a talent agent) from 1962-1967.[1] Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Post-Gilligan's Island career

Wells starred with Michael Dante in the 1975 independent movie, Winterhawk, playing a Western settler kidnapped by a Native-American chief. Maab from the original Star Trek television series Michael Dante (b. ... The year 1975 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


In the 1990s, she spoofed her character on a commercial for 1-800-COLLECT. She has also reprised her role in the various Gilligan's Island reunion specials, and on an episode of ALF. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... MCI, Inc. ... ALF is a 30-minute television sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990. ...


In 1993, Wells published "Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook" with co-writers Ken Beck & Jim Clark, including a foreword by Bob Denver.


According to Forbes Collector, in April 2005, Wells consigned for sale her original gingham blouse and shorts ensemble from her signature role. A Beverly Hills auction house, Profiles in History, sold it for $20,700.[2] For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gingham is a fabric made from dyed cotton yarn. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ...


In 2008, Wells came to Los Angeles to join Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan's Island for the celebration of Schwartz' entry into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Sherwood Charles Schwartz (b. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Life in Idaho

Wells, who spent summers in her early years in the Teton Valley of eastern Idaho, relocated there in the 1990s.[3] In Idaho, Wells runs a successful business, Wishing Wells Collections, making clothing for people with limited mobility. She is the founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute.[4] She also organized Spud Fest, a regional annual family movie festival. The Teton River is a tributary of Henrys Fork of the Snake River, approximately 60 mi (97 km) long, in southeastern Idaho in the United States. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ...


Wells was arrested on October 18, 2007, after a Teton County sheriff's deputy pulled her over. A search of her vehicle produced four partially consumed marijuana cigarettes. Wells was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test.[5] According to the Associated Press, on February 29, 2008 she was fined $410.50 and placed on six months' probation after pleading guilty to one count of reckless driving.[6] A five-day jail term was suspended. is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Teton County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Deputy may mean: A member of a Chamber of Deputies, National Assembly, etc. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Unlit filtered cigarettes. ... February 29 is a day added into a leap year of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Reckless driving, in the United States, is a serious moving traffic violation. ...


Charges against Wells related to driving under the influence and marijuana possession were dropped. According to ETonline.com, reports of a plea bargain are inaccurate. Well's attorney, Ron Swafford told Entertainment Tonight that his client's car had been borrowed by a "third party" earlier in the day, who testified in court, taking responsibility for the marijuana left in her vehicle. According to Swafford, Wells swerved only because she was "reaching for her heater controls in an unfamiliar new car."[7] For other uses, see Under the influence. ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ...


Partial filmography

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Dawn Well's interview from gilligansisle.com
  2. ^ Good...Better...Best, Missy Sullivan, Forbes Collector, April 2005 Volume 3 Number 4 page 5, newsletter archive at Art Market Insider
  3. ^ Driggs plans film school an April 2005 article from Headwaters News (a project of the University of Montana)
  4. ^ Idaho Film and Television Institute site
  5. ^ http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/0311_dawn_wells_wm.pdf Jail Booking Detail], Teton County Sheriff, October 18, 2007
  6. ^ Associated Press, via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website (March 11, 2008). Gilligan's Island good girl caught with pot. Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  7. ^ Dawn Wells' Lawyer: 'Arrest Reports Are Inaccurate And Erroneous'. starpulse.com (March 12, 2008).

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External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... The following is a list of all 98 episodes for the television show Gilligans Island. ... Robert Osbourne Bob Denver (January 9, 1935 – September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor best known for his role as Gilligan on the television series Gilligans Island. ... Gilligan (middle, bottom row) Gilligan is a fictional character played by Bob Denver on the 1960s TV show Gilligans Island and its many sequels. ... Alan Hale Jr. ... The Skipper is a character from the hit 1960s show Gilligans Island, played by Alan Hale, Jr. ... Russell Johnson as The Professor on Gilligans Island Russell David Johnson (born November 10, 1924, in Ashley, Pennsylvania), is an American television and film actor best known as The Professor on the CBS television sitcom Gilligans Island. ... Russell Johnson as The Professor on Gilligans Island Roy Hinkley, usually referred to as The Professor, is one of the seven castaways from the television series Gilligans Island. ... 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. ... Ginger Grant as portrayed by Tina Louise Ginger Grant was a nob head in the 1960s television sitcom Gilligans Island. ... Mary Ann Summers is a fictional Kansas farm girl who is a character in the television sitcom Gilligans Island which ran on the CBS network from 1964 to 1967, and has run more or less continuously since in reruns. ... James Gilmore Backus (February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio - July 3, 1989 In Los Angeles, California) was a radio, television, film actor, character actor, and voice actor. ... Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 – April 10, 1991) was an American actress. ... Eunice Lovey Wentworth Howell was a fictional character in the 1960s television show Gilligans Island. ... Rescue From Gilligans Island is a 1978 two-part television movie that continues the adventures of the shipwrecked castaways from the 1964-1967 TV series Gilligans Island. ... The Castaways on Gilligans Island is a television movie that continues the adventures of the shipwrecked castaways from the 1964-1967 TV series Gilligans Island and the first reunion movie, Rescue From Gilligans Island, featuring the original cast from the television series with the exception of Tina... The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligans Island was a made for T.V. movie from 1981. ... The cast of Gilligans Island. ... Gilligans Planet was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by the Filmation animation studio which aired during the 1982-1983 season on CBS. It was the second animated spin-off of the classic television program Gilligans Island (the first being 1974s The New Adventures of Gilligan). ... see main article Gilligans Island Island Charter - Exotic Trip - Free Lunches The S. S. Minnow was a fictional charter boat on the TV series Gilligans Island. ... The Adventures of Gilligans Island is a video game. ... Gilligans Island is a Midway pinball machine (produced under the Bally name) released in May 1991. ... The Real Gilligans Island was a short-lived reality show that ran for 2 seasons on TBS. Contestants on the show were forced to participate in challenges based off of plots from the 1960s telivision show. ... Gilligans Wake (ISBN 0-312-29123-X) is a 2003 retelling of the story of the 1960s CBS sitcom Gilligans Island from the viewpoints of the seven major characters, written by Esquire film and television critic Tom Carson. ... Sherwood Charles Schwartz (b. ... William Froug is an Emmy award-winning American television writer and producer. ... Gerald Fried (born February 13, 1928) is an American musician well known for his compositions in film and television. ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ...

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Dawn Wells , Celebrity profile, bio, biography (744 words)
Wells and actor Russell Johnson are best known for their roles on the television series _Gilligan's Island (1964)_, but they are also well known for their infamous reference, "and the rest," in the show's original theme song.
Dawn Wells then transferred to the University of Washington, which was known for their Theatre Department, and she graduated with a Degree in Theatre.
Dawn Wells is in constant demand for personal appearances and speaking engagements, yet she never forgets to give back to the Artistic community.
Dawn Wells - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
Dawn Wells (born October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada, United States) is an actress of part Italian descent, best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligan's Island, which ran on CBS from 1964 until 1967.
In 1959 Wells won the title of "Miss Nevada" and represented her state in the 1960 Miss America pageant.
Further, Wells is also a dedicated alumna of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, having been instrumental in fundraising efforts for the college for many years.
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