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Dawn Wells

Born Oct 18, 1938

Dawn Elberta Wells is an American actress known for playing Mary Ann Summers on the TV sitcom Gilligan's Island during its run from 1964 until 1967.

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    'gilligan's Island' Star Reveals Co Star Romance That Might Have Been
    Huffington Post - 10 days ago
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    Wall Street Journal - Jan 07, 2016
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    Google News - Feb 06, 2014
  • Tv Good News; Tv Bad News
    The Portland Mercury - Jan 16, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dawn Wells.


1938 Birth Born on October 18, 1938.


1959 20 Years Old In 1959, Wells was crowned Miss Nevada and represented her state in the 1960 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. … Read More
1962 23 Years Old She was married to Larry Rosen, a talent agent, from 1962 to 1967. … Read More


1985 46 Years Old …  She also had a one-woman show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1985. … Read More


1993 54 Years Old In 1993, Wells published Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook with co-writers Ken Beck & Jim Clark, including a foreword by Bob Denver.


2005 66 Years Old In 2005, Wells consigned for sale her original gingham blouse and shorts ensemble from her signature role. … Read More
2007 68 Years Old While driving home from her birthday party celebration on October 18, 2007, Wells was observed swerving across the roadway, was found in possession of marijuana and was arrested by Idaho police. … Read More
2008 69 Years Old 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.
2009 70 Years Old Following Gilligan's Island, Wells embarked on a successful theater career that is still going strong to this day. She has appeared in nearly 100 theatrical productions as of July 2009.
2011 72 Years Old In the fall of 2011 she began filming Hotel Arthritis, a comedy horror film set for release in 2012.
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