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Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell was a fictional character in the 1960s television show Gilligan's Island. Played by Natalie Schafer, the character was a rich, spoiled socialite, married to Thurston Howell III. While her husband always called her "Lovey", the other castaways always called her Mrs. Howell. There are only two times someone besides Thurston calls her Lovey: in the pilot, when the radio is announcing the missing people, the announcer says "Thurston Howell III and his wife Lovey;" and in the episode in which Gilligan thinks he wins the lottery and invites all the people into the Howells' club, the Professor refers to Mr. and Mrs. Howell as Thurston and Lovey. In one episode where the Howells were having marital problems, she mentioned her maiden name was Wentworth. Hardly anything was ever learned about her life before before being marooned with her fellow castaways, but she mentioned in one episode that she spoke "perfect" french and italian, hinting at a classical education. Thruston Howell also indicates that Lovey, or at least her family, had money of their own. Mr Howell describes her family as being loaded. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... For the NES video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 – April 10, 1991) was an American actress. ... A socialite is a person (male or female, but more often used for a woman) of social prominence who spends a significant amount of his or her time and resources entertaining and being entertained. ... Thurston Howell III was the name of a character on the 1960s television show Gilligans Island. ... The cast of Gilligans Island. ...

Although she was spoiled and preoccupied with social status, Mrs. Howell was also kind and genuinely cared about the wellbeing of her fellow castaways. She frequently served as something of a mother figure to the two younger female castaways, Ginger and Mary Ann, offering advice (though she sometimes also displays jealousy toward the two younger women).

Several times she acted as a motherly figure to Gilligan, such as pyschoanalyzing him, adopting him, praising him for his accomplishments when no one else did and other things. She often plotted with her husband several times to steal/access/manipulate things from the other survivors. She once tried to get Gilligan and Mary Ann to wed, she and her husband kept a gold mine secret from the rest of the group, divulging secrets about stolen jewelry from a parrot, scheming to convince a burnt out artist to leave the island and get through to an uncivlized jungle boy played by Kurt Russell. Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ...

It was once quoted by Thurston Howell himself that their brilliance together was only suceeded by their greed. They had also proven to have once had several houses and several staffs of servants, including an upstairs maid, a downstairs maid and a butler whose butler served him breakfast in bed. Thurston once quoted that the neighborhood of one million dollers apiece was considered a slum area where they resided.

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