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Dawn Wells


Born - 18 October 1938, Reno, Nevada, USA
Died - 30 December 2020

Auburn-haired, green-eyed American actress with 'girl next door ' looks, Miss Nevada of 1959, who played many decorative roles in films and on TV, although her signature role was undoubtedly as goody-two-shoes Mary Ann in almost 100 episodes of the comedy series Gilligan's Island. After numerous appearances in TV programmes, often westerns, she made her film debut in Palm Springs Weekend (1963). Later credits include The New Interns (1964), Winterhawk (1974), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), Return to Boggy Creek (1977), High School USA (1983), The Princess and the Dwarf (1989), Soulmates (1992), Lover's Knot (1995), Super Sucker (2001), Forever...For Now (2004), Silent But Deadly (2011) and This is Our Time (2013), her last. She founded an acting 'boot camp' in 2003 and continued acting on TV until 2018, when illness forced her retirement. She died from coronavirus complications.