Natalie Schafer
American actress
Natalie Schafer
Natalie Schafer was an American actress, best known as Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell on CBS's sitcom Gilligan's Island (1964-67).
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Musik verbindet Bürger in Kleefeld - Hannoversche Allgemeine
Google News - over 5 years
Mit Spannung erwartet sie auch das heutige Bilderbuchkino: Ab 16 Uhr erzählt Natalie Schäfer in der Bibliothek, Rupensteinstraße 6/8, die Geschichte vom Maulwurf Grabowski. Vier Mädchen im Alter von neun bis zwölf Jahren begleiten sie dabei musikalisch
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„Betankt“ wird der Flitzer an der Steckdose - Schaumburger Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Stadtwerkemitarbeiterin Natalie Schäfer gab ihm eine kurze Einweisung. Dann startete Priemer, gemeinsam mit Rüdiger Teich, der stimmberechtigtes Mitglied der Gesellschafterversammlung der Stadtwerke Weserbergland ist, zu einer ersten Probefahrt
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Craft: Ginger or Mary Ann? Both, please - Bloomington Pantagraph (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
As our tenure here rolled on, "Gilligan's" cast members began checking out as cast members of 45-year-old series are wont to do: first Jim Backus (Thurston Howell), followed by Alan Hale Jr. (Skipper), Natalie Schafer (Lovey) and, oh no,
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Flag at half-staff on Gilligan's Isle - McDonough Voice
Google News - over 5 years
... Schwartz referred to as Willy Gilligan though a first name was never used in the show, Alan Hale Jr. who played Skipper Jonas Grumby, Jim Backus who played millionaire Thurston Howell III, and Natalie Schafer who played Eunice "Lovey" Howell
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Bob Denver Is Dead at 70; Star of 'Gilligan's Island'
NYTimes - over 11 years
Bob Denver, whose television roles as Gilligan, the wacky first mate in ''Gilligan's Island,'' and Maynard G. Krebs, the beatnik with a bongo in ''The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,'' were first hits, then cult classics, died on Friday in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 70. Mike Eisenstadt, Mr. Denver's agent, announced the death, The Associated Press
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NYTimes - about 22 years
ANNE KAUFMAN SCHNEIDER received an unexpected gift the other day: a pair of needlepoint slippers her father, the playwright George S. Kaufman, had left under the bed of Natalie Schafer, an actress with whom he had a romance in the 1940's. The slippers passed from one hand to another before reaching Mrs. Schneider, who knew nothing of their
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TV Weekend; Remarkable Friendship Of 3 Remarkable People
NYTimes - over 24 years
Three old pros take over "Masterpiece Theater" this Sunday night to illuminate ways of life and methods of acting that regrettably have become endangered species. Hugh Whitemore has adapted "The Best of Friends" from his own play, which was staged in London in 1988. With a script largely culled from letters, this true story explores the remarkable
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Natalie Schafer, 90, Actress Who Played In 'Gilligan's Island'
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Natalie Schafer, an actress best known as the stranded millionaire's wife, Lovey, on the long-running television series "Gilligan's Island," died on Wednesday at her home. She was 90 years old. She died of cancer, a family spokesman, Frank Lieberman, said. On "Gilligan's Island" Miss Schafer played the wife of Thurston Howell 3d, portrayed by the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Natalie Schafer
  • 1991
    Age 90
    Died on April 10, 1991.
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  • 1990
    Age 89
    Her final performance was given in 1990, in the television film I'm Dangerous Tonight, opposite Anthony Perkins and Corey Parker.
    More Details Hide Details The actress also guest-starred, opposite William Shatner, on 1960's "Thriller," in its first season.
  • 1971
    Age 70
    In 1971-72, Schafer joined the cast of the CBS daytime-serial, Search for Tomorrow.
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  • 1934
    Age 33
    Schafer was married to actor Louis Calhern from 1934 to 1942; they had no children. Long after their divorce, the two appeared together in the 1956 film Forever, Darling.
    More Details Hide Details During much of the 1940s and 1950s she was romantically linked to author and playwright George S. Kaufman.
  • 1927
    Age 26
    Schafer appeared on Broadway in seventeen plays between 1927 and 1959, often playing supporting roles.
    More Details Hide Details Most of these appearances were in short-run plays, with the exceptions of Lady in the Dark (1941-1942), The Doughgirls (1942-1944), and Romanoff and Juliet (1957-1958). She was also seen in a revival of Six Characters in Search of an Author, directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie (1955-1956). She also appeared in stock and regional productions of plays. Schafer appeared in many films, usually portraying beautiful sophisticates, but she is best known for the situation comedy Gilligan's Island, playing the role of the millionaire's wife, Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell. She reprised her role in the made-for-TV spin-off films that were made after the show's demise, along with the animated spinoff, Gilligan's Planet, in 1982. Originally written as a humorless grande dame, Schafer worked with the writers to create a character not unlike the scatterbrain roles played in 1930s films by Mary Boland and Billie Burke. Schafer specifically suggested that the writers read the George S. Kaufman-Marc Connelly play Dulcy for its dizzy title-character.
  • 1912
    Age 11
    Schafer was legendarily discreet about her age, never even telling Calhern. 1912 was generally given as her birth year for many years, which few believed, yet her actual year of birth (which was not discerned until after her death) of 1900 shocked even her intimate friends.
    More Details Hide Details She was also a breast cancer survivor, a fact she withheld from her fans and friends. Her investments, particularly in real estate, made her a multi-millionaire. Differing sources state that most of this fortune was bequeathed to either her Gilligan's Island co-star Dawn Wells, or to care for her dogs (Wells has not commented). The Los Angeles Times reported that Schafer bequeathed two million dollars to the Motion Picture and Television Hospital; the money was used to renovate the Hospital's outpatient wing, which was renamed the "Natalie Schafer Wing." Natalie Schafer died of cancer in her Beverly Hills home, at the age of 90. She was cremated; her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean, off San Pedro's Point Fermin Light, in California.
  • 1900
    Born on November 5, 1900.
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