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Gilligan’s Island fame lasted nearly 60 years for star Dawn Wells – Sydney Morning Herald

The actress who radiated all-American wholesomeness and a youthful naïve charm as the character Mary Ann on the hit 1960s sitcom has died from COVID-19 complications….

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There, shipwrecked alongside a movie star (who spent most of her time in evening gowns), a science professor, a pompous, older rich couple, and two wacky crew members was Mary Ann Summers (Ms Wells), a farm girl from Kansas who had won the trip in a local radio contest.
The character had a relatively scant back story it was said that she worked at the hardware store back home and had a boyfriend but Mary Anns persona alone made her memorable. Gingham blouses, short shorts, double ponytails and perky…

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