Dawn Wells
Actress
Dawn Wells
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 - 5 months
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Oil Firm Resists Oklahoma's Call to Shut Down Wells
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Sandridge, a financially strapped Oklahoma oil company, is defying the state regulator’s request that it shut down six wells used to dispose of wastewater, despite fears they may be contributing to earthquakes.
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Wells Fargo Sale of Servicing Rights to Ocwen Halted by Lawsky - Businessweek
Google News - about 3 years
Eastern Morning Herald Wells Fargo Sale of Servicing Rights to Ocwen Halted by Lawsky Businessweek Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC:US)'s planned sale of mortgage-servicing rights to Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN:US) was halted by New York's top financial regulator. Ocwen shares fell more than 5 percent. Ocwen, which is licensed in the state as a mortgage banker ... NY Regulator Halts Ocwen-Wells Fargo Mortgage-Servicing Deal -- 2nd UpdateWall Street Journal NY Regulator Shoots Down Wells Fargo's $2.7B Ocwen DealFox Business New York bank regulator stops Ocwen-Wells Fargo dealReuters all 51 news articles »
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TV Good News; TV Bad News
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
The bad news first: The actor who played the Professor in "Gilligan's Island" has died ... TMZ has learned. Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley, died of natural causes at his home in Washington. Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, just posted on Facebook, "My 2 favorite people are now gone. The professor past (sic) away this morning. My heart is broken." The much better news: American Idol returned Wednesday night to once again post its lowest premiere rating ever. The 13th season of Fox’s veteran reality series delivered 15 million viewers and a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 23 percent from last year — even though new judge Harry Connick Jr. is getting glowing reviews from critics and fans. The performance continues an overall downward trend for the series since 2006, and the show’s premiere ratings have dropped consistently since 2010. And some even better news: Though Duck Dynasty was expected by some to return to its biggest rati ...
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Investing for Success in Your 401(k) Plan
Nasdaq Stock Market - over 3 years
By Dan Well Highlights Most 401(k) plans contain target-date funds, index funds and actively managed funds. Target-date funds with the same date can pursue radically different strategies. Higher fees make it difficult for active managers to beat their benchmarks. If you work at a company providing a 401(k)
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Amy Roloff Wants To Go Back To Work, Matt Isn't Supportive
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Amy Roloff has spent most of her life with husband Matt raising their kids and supporting his dreams about their farm. On the latest "Little People, Big World" special, "Breaking Down Walls," she decided that it was finally time for her to go back to work. With just one child left in the home, she was ready to find something that was just for her. So she decided to pursue a career in education. Unfortunately, Matt wasn't very supportive of her plans. He'd rather she just work more on the farm. “I just don’t think he understands or values some of my aspirations or dreams, because they’re not as big as his," she said in a confessional. "Or, what is that really going to contribute to our bank account?” She went ahead and followed her heart, landing a job teaching a diversity course at an alternative school. Matt didn't seem very happy about it when Amy announced her new job, but she did ultimately get a congratulations out of him. Fans won't have to wait so long for ...
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K'Naan Brings Down Walls On 'Country, God Or The Girl'
NPR - over 4 years
The Somali-born rapper rose to global fame when his song "Wavin' Flag" became the unofficial anthem of the World Cup in South Africa and a No. 1 hit in 18 countries. On his latest album, K'Naan remains a versatile and powerful songwriter. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Help Local Educators Speak at SXSW!
Brookline Patch - over 4 years
Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill’s independent school for grades 6-12, needs help from the local community in its quest to present at SXSWedu 2013! SXSWedu is a prestigious three-day conference in Austin, Texas featuring compelling presentations from educators nationwide who are committed to engaging learners with 21st century tools and content. Honing in on qualities that set Beaver apart from other schools--namely, the school’s commitment to teaching with technology and preparing its students to be global citizens--Beaver has submitted two proposals to present at SXSWedu 2013. Votes from the general public are a large factor in determining programming at SXSWedu 2013, meaning Beaver needs help from the local community in order to present. From September 17 through October 5, anyone can vote for specific proposals via the SXSW PanelPicker. Simply log-in and vote for Beaver’s two proposals: “Design Thinking: Groundbreaking Pedagogy or Logic?” and “Engage in History: Social Med ...
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Brian Secemsky, M.D.: Breaking It Down: The Newly Approved At-Home HIV Test
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Last week, the United States had two reasons to celebrate. I bet you can guess one of them. (Clue: you likely had the day off for it and ate way too many hotdogs as a result of it.) The other, although briefly covered in the media, has mainly gone under the radar for how impactful it will prove to be for thousands of Americans within the next few years. On July 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first over-the-counter human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test. This monumental decision suggests that soon anyone will be able to pick up a kit from their local drugstore and discover their HIV status in the privacy of their own home. Before we explore the implications of this exciting and potentially controversial new method of HIV screening, let's first reacquaint ourselves with the basics of this infectious disease as well as the screening tools currently used to detect it. Beware, heavy reading ahead. A Brief and Brutal Refresher I ...
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6.2 Quake Knocks Down Walls in Chile
Newser - almost 5 years
An earthquake has shaken down walls and knocked out electricity in parts of far-northern Chile. No injuries have been reported, though. The US Geological Survey calculates the magnitude as 6.2 and says it was centered about 41 miles east-northeast of Tacna, Peru, which is situated near Chile's border. The...
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In Honor Of Tax Day: The 12 Sexiest Celebrity Tax Evaders Ever!
Best Week Ever - almost 5 years
Everyone knows that not paying taxes can become a celebrity’s legacy. (Go with me on this.) When someone mentions Willie Nelson or Wesley Snipes, if you don’t automatically make a joke about weed or Passenger 57, the next easy go-to in your bag of Nelson-Snipes jokes is totally about tax evasion, I just know it. But stars who don’t abide by the tax code are such a common thing that it’s not that shocking anymore once you hear who’s been in hot water for it. Martha Stewart. Snoop Dogg. Val Kilmer. Teri Polo! Clearly she wasn’t reporting her income from being a Miss America judge. So sure, lots of celebs get in trouble for it, but haven’t we all wondered who the sexiest tax evaders are? We sure have: 12. Burt Reynolds This centerfold was no angel (see what I did there?), Burt owed the state of California $225,000 back in 1996. [Photo] 11. Sophia Loren Back in the early 1980′s, Sophia owed Italy over $600,000. You know if Berlusconi was president back then, she would h ...
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Dawn Wells: 'Gilligan's Island' Actors Got No Syndication Royalties
Huffington Post - about 5 years
The TV classic "Gilligan's Island" aired for three seasons and for decades after that in syndication. But as <a class="fplink fp-62397" href="/dawn+wells+1">Dawn Wells</a>, the actress who played the...
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Right move for Eagles and Herremans? - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
Maybe somebody else, like Evan Mathis or Austin Howard or Fenuki Tupou or Reggie Wells or Dawn Wells or the Maytag Repairman will step up and grab the right tackle job and run with it. If the maybe-nots pile up high enough, Mudd and Reid have one other
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Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford helped define American music -- and created the ... - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
... Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer, the rich snobs Thurston and Lovey Howell; Tina Louise, the bosomy movie star Ginger Grant; Russell Johnson, egghead science professor Roy Hinkley Jr.; and Dawn Wells, sweet-natured farm girl Mary Ann Summers
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Officials confident City Center finance plan will work - Nevada Appeal
Google News - over 5 years
In addition, private money paid for the Cancer Center project and the Dawn Wells Children&#39;s Museum in Reno. But if that piece or the revenue from the city&#39;s primary contribution — an eighth-cent sales tax increase — falls short, Neighbors testified
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'Discovery Day' Sunday at Reno Aces Ballpark - KTVN
Google News - over 5 years
This Sunday is &#39;Discovery Day&#39; at the downtown ballpark with photos and autographs by actress Dawn Wells. You may remember her as &#39;Mary Ann&#39; from the Gilligan&#39;s Island TV show. The park will have a Gilligan&#39;s Island theme along with plenty events
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Marshall and Wells Set to Star in Surflight Theatre's LOVE LETTERS, 7/14-17 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Starring Peter Marshall (the five-time Emmy Award-winning host of The Hollywood Squares from 1966-1981 and the original Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from the classic TV series Gilligan&#39;s Island),
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dawn Wells
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 77
    In May 2016, Wells was named Marketing Ambassador to MeTV Network.
    More Details Hide Details From a network press release: "Dawn Wells will serve as the MeTV Marketing Ambassador for the coming year, bringing her talent, warmth and generous spirit to a variety of MeTV appearances, performances and events. First up, Dawn will be the on-camera network hostess for The Summer of Me, MeTV’s annual programming event."
  • 2014
    Age 75
    Following the January 2014 death of Gilligan's Island co-star Russell Johnson, Wells and actress Tina Louise are the only surviving cast members of the original sitcom.
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    She said in a 2014 interview with GoErie.com, about her memory with him, "Alan could not have been kinder to a young actress.
    More Details Hide Details He was a real peach." When he died in January 1990, she was the only cast member to attend his memorial.
    In 2014 Wells released What Would Mary Ann Do?
    More Details Hide Details A Guide to Life, which she co-wrote with Steve Stinson. The book was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Gilligan's Island. Wells was close to Alan Hale, Jr., who played The Skipper in Gilligan's Island, even after the series completed its run. Before his death, Hale contributed a family recipe ("Kansas Chicken and Dumplings") to her 1993 cookbook, Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook. Hale, whose character was the inspiration behind such included concoctions as 'Skipper's Coconut Pie,' 'Skipper's Navy Bean Soup,' and 'Skipper's Goodbye Ribeye,' can be seen depicted as Skipper Jonas Grumby in numerous photographs throughout the book.
  • 2013
    Age 74
    Wells appeared on a celebrity episode of Food Network's Chopped, entitled "Celebrity Holiday Bash", which first aired December 1, 2013.
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  • 2008
    Age 69
    In 2008, Wells came to Los Angeles to join Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan's Island, for the celebration of Schwartz's entry into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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  • 2007
    Age 68
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A third party, who had been in possession of Wells' car that day and had left the joints behind, came forward and claimed full responsibility for the marijuana. Wells pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving, was fined, and served six months' unsupervised probation. In a statement, Wells admitted swerving, saying she was reaching for her car heater controls. Wells lost a speaking engagement because of the incident. Later, Wells said, "I think it is so hysterical that people went nuts over it. I am what, now, 102 years old? I get booked for the first time in my life and suddenly I am a drug-using bum? I have told people the facts, but facts don't interest people or the media. They only trust headlines. The only reason I even cared was because it negatively affected my film festival and film school, and my sponsors were concerned. If I did not own a not-for-profit school, I would be on Saturday Night Live making fun of it!"
  • 2005
    Age 66
    In 2005, Wells consigned for sale her original gingham blouse and shorts ensemble from her signature role.
    More Details Hide Details A Beverly Hills auction house, Profiles in History, sold it for $20,700.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1993
    Age 54
    In 1993, Wells published Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook with co-writers Ken Beck and Jim Clark, including a foreword by Bob Denver.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1985
    Age 46
    She also had a one-woman show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1985.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 36
    Wells had small roles in the early 1960s films Palm Springs Weekend and The New Interns, and later starred with Michael Dante in the independent 1975 film Winterhawk, playing a Western settler kidnapped by a Native American chief.
    More Details Hide Details Her other films include The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Return to Boggy Creek, Lover's Knot, Soulmates, Forever For Now, and Super Sucker. In fall 2011, she began filming Hotel Arthritis, a comedy horror film released in 2012. Following Gilligan's Island, Wells embarked on a theater career, appearing in nearly one hundred theatrical productions as of July 2009. She spent the majority of the 1970s and 1980s touring in musical theater productions.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 23
    She married Larry Rosen, a talent agent, in 1962. The couple had no children and were divorced in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details In Idaho, Wells runs a business, Wishing Wells Collections, making clothing for people with limited mobility. She is the founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute, a not-for-profit (501c3) educational organization with "a vision of education, technical training and economic development in Southeastern Idaho." She organized SpudFest, a regional annual family movie festival, and has been a spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes. Wells continues to lend her support to the Denver Foundation, a charity chaired by Dreama Denver, widow of Wells' Gilligan’s Island co-star Bob Denver. In November 2009, she appeared at the Denver Foundation's Christmas Wish Celebrity Auction, helping to raise funds for the disabled and disadvantaged in West Virginia.
  • 1959
    Age 20
    In 1959, Wells was crowned Miss Nevada and represented her state in the Miss America 1960 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details In Hollywood, Wells made her debut on ABC's The Roaring 20s and was cast in episodes of such television series as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show, Maverick, and Bonanza, before she took the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island. She reprised her character in the various Gilligan's Island reunion specials, including a reunion cartoon spin-off, Gilligan's Planet, and three reunion movies: Rescue from Gilligan's Island, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island. She also appeared as a guest star on Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo, 87th Precinct, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, Ripcord, The Everglades, The Detectives (1959 TV series), It's a Man's World, Laramie, Burke's Law, The Invaders, The Wild Wild West, The F.B.I., Vega$, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, ALF, Herman's Head, Three Sisters, Pastor Greg, and Roseanne.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on October 18, 1938.
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