Tina Louise
Actress, singer, author
Tina Louise
Tina Louise is an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her role as the "movie star" Ginger Grant on the television situation comedy Gilligan's Island (1964–1967).
Biography
Tina Louise's personal information overview.
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Tina Louise, Ginger of ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ on the Professor, Residuals and ‘Lost’
Wall Street Journal - about 3 years
Actress Tina Louise has fond memories of her time on television’s “Gilligan’s Island"--and of her co-star Russell Johnson. In an interview she talks about Johnson's passing, "Lost," and whether she's still getting residuals from "Gilligan's Island."
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On the Runway Blog: Dressing for 'Gilligan's Island'
NYTimes - over 4 years
As Ginger Grant on "Gilligan's Island," Tina Louise had a remarkable wardrobe, of course, it helped that the designer of her wardrobe was the great costume designer Nolan Miller, who died on Wednesday at the age of 79.
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Oklahoma death row inmate executed for killing convenience store manager almost 37 years ago
Fox News - almost 5 years
An Oklahoma man convicted of murdering a Tulsa convenience store manager almost 37 years ago was executed by lethal injection Tuesday. Michael Bascum Selsor, 57, was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Selsor's execution ends more than three decades of legal proceedings in which Selsor was twice convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for the Sept. 15, 1975, shooting death of Clayton Chandler. The 55-year-old Chandler was shot eight times during an armed robbery in which the thieves got away with a little more than $500. Selsor and Richard Dodson, were arrested a week after Chandler's death in Santa Barbara, Calif., where their car with Oklahoma tags had been spotted. Selsor was originally convicted and sentenced to death following a 1976 trial, in which Dodson was a co-defendant. Later that year, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Oklahoma's mandatory death penalty statute. The Oklahoma ...
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Comment on Lane Bryant Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Cards! by Tina Louise
Daily Venus Diva - almost 5 years
My mother is the most wonderful, caring, loving and beautiful woman in the world. She raised me all by herself since I was 2 years old. We never had money, food, furniture or clothing. I grew up poor since my parents got divorced when I was 2. My mother always taught me that if I want anything in life I have to work hard for it. She also said that I must be kind to others and always have a positive attitude. Somehow my mother always found a way to get me school supplies and clothes from Goodwill or the Salvation Army. We were on food stamps and HUD. Now as an adult I cherish and am appreciative of everything that I have. I owe my happiness and great spirit to my wonderful mother. She means the world to me and I love her very much!!
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Comment on Madison County Youth Bureau Celebrates National County Government Month by Honna Bowen
Madison County New York News - almost 5 years
Tina Louis, THANK YOU! For the OPPORTUNITIES you bring to the youth of Madison County! Your energy and enthusiasm have opened so many young eyes!
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Tina Louise Honeycutt
Sand Mountina Reporter - almost 5 years
Tina Louise Honeycutt, 41, of Boaz, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center South.
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Daughter of stabbing victim: 'Nobody can feel this pain' - 9NEWS.com
Google News - over 5 years
Forty-six-year-old Rual Nunez-Soto, 38-year-old Tina Louise Moya and a 17-year-old female- whose name is not being released because she is a juvenile have been arrested in connection with Limon's murder. "We are still looking for the fourth suspect in
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Making deals to stay together - Chicago Parent
Google News - over 5 years
Sandy and Tom had three children in four years, Tina, Louise and Jon. The three children fought for toys and attention, but outsiders often remarked how well they played together. When Jon was 5, Louise 7, and Tina 8, Tom began to take Jon off to do
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Years before Howard Keel starred on TV's Dallas, his musicals were more than OK! - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
On the big screen, he starred in such forgettable fare as 1961's Armored Command, co-starring then-future Gilligan's Island castaway, Tina Louise. On the small screen he appeared in the likes of Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo and Here's Lucy
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ENGAGED: Shoemaker-Hott - Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
By Anonymous KEYSER – Dirk and Channing are pleased to announce the engagement of their mother, Tina Louise Shoemaker, to Brian Allen Hott. Tina is the daughter of Barbara Spencer and Terry Turbin of Keyser, W.Va. Brian is the son of Robert and Sheila
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Weekend Meme: Adam Levine Calls Out MTV, "Absolutely Fabulous" In London, and ... - AfterElton.com
Google News - over 5 years
I've not read the book, but the daughter of Tina Louise is very pro-gay, so it's one to watch. A federal grant received by the Iowa Family Policy Council to provide marriage counseling helped fund operational costs for the organization, while it fought
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Makosch-Braddock - St. Augustine Record
Google News - over 5 years
The bride is the daughter of Helmut Wolfgang Makosch, Elkton, and the late Tina Louise Hernandez, and the bridegroom is the son of Roger and Michelle Braddock, St. Augustine. The newlyweds are now residing in St. Augustine
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Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford helped define American music -- and created the ... - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
The cast: Alan Hale Jr., as Skipper Jonas Grumby; Bob Denver, as his klutzy assistant Gilligan; Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer, the rich snobs Thurston and Lovey Howell; Tina Louise, the bosomy movie star Ginger Grant; Russell Johnson, egghead science
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Police Reports - Alexandria Town Talk
Google News - over 5 years
Lee, Tina Louise of 2316 Overton St., Alexandria; aggravated burglary. McElwee, Angela Elaine of 1021 8th St., Glenmora; distribution of a legend drug. McKee, Andy Lee of 5604 Upper Donahue Ferry Road, Pineville; simple battery of the infirm,
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Superstitious author writes funny, charming romance - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Crane, the daughter of actress Tina Louise who played Ginger in the iconic "Gilligan's Island's" and former talk show host and Grammy winner Les Crane, grew up in a Hollywood neighborhood where "everyone's mother was making a movie and father was
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Interview with Caprice Crane - TheCelebrityCafe.com
Google News - over 5 years
Born and raised in Hollywood, she is the child of actress Tina Louise and talk show host Les Crane. In the beginning of her career, she was a writer and producer at MTV for seven years. Since then, she has been the only writer to have penned the first
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Craft: Ginger or Mary Ann? Both, please - Bloomington Pantagraph (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Time was now of the essence: only Dawn, 72; Tina Louise (Ginger), 77; and Russell Johnson (The Professor), 86; remained. Thank you, O CornBelters, for luring Mary Ann off the island to toss out the first ball Saturday night at your home game
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Five questions with Caprice Crane, child of Hollywood - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Caprice Crane, 36, the daughter of Les Crane and actress Tina Louise, publishes her fourth novel, "With a Little Luck," a romantic comedy about a superstitious LA radio DJ, on Tuesday. Crane answers questions about growing up in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tina Louise
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 80
    As of 2014, Louise has returned to the acting world in the upcoming spiritual drama, Tapestry and the horror film Late Phases.
    More Details Hide Details Louise made one record album, It's Time for Tina, which was released originally on Concert Hall in 1957 (Concert Hall 1521), and later reissued on Urania Records (1958 and 1959 respectively). The album is sought after by collectors. With arrangements by Jim Timmens and Buddy Weed's Orchestra, 12 tracks include "Tonight Is the Night" and "I'm in the Mood for Love." Coleman Hawkins is featured on tenor sax. The album has been reissued on CD twice, most recently on the UK label Harkit Records. The album was released on iTunes in 2012. She also recorded for United Artists Records but recorded just one single for that label in 1958.
    With the January 2014 death of Gilligan's Island co-star Russell Johnson, Louise and actress Dawn Wells are the only two surviving cast members of the original sitcom.
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  • 2007
    Age 73
    She donated a portion of the proceeds of her 2007 book, When I Grow Up, to literacy programs and said in a 2013 interview that she had been volunteering at local public schools since 1996.
    More Details Hide Details She has written three books including Sunday: A Memoir (1997) and When I Grow Up (2007). The latter is a children's book that inspires children to believe they can become whatever they choose through creative and humorous comparisons of animal kingdom achievements. She published a second children's book titled What Does a Bee Do?
  • 2006
    Age 72
    Crane's first novel, Stupid and Contagious, was published in 2006, and was warmly dedicated to her mother.
    More Details Hide Details Louise now resides in New York City. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. Louise has been a vocal advocate for improving child literacy.
  • 2005
    Age 71
    Her relations with series star Denver were rumored to be strained, but in 2005, she wrote a brief, affectionate memorial to him in the year-end "farewell" issue of Entertainment Weekly.
    More Details Hide Details Later film roles included a co-starring appearance in the Robert Altman comedy O.C. and Stiggs (1987) as well as the independently made satire Johnny Suede (1992) starring Brad Pitt. She appeared in Married... with Children as Miss Beck in episode "Kelly Bounces Back" (1990).
  • 2004
    Age 70
    Although she did not appear in these television movies, she made brief walk-on appearances on a few talk shows and specials for Gilligan's Island reunions, including Good Morning America (1982), The Late Show (1988) and the 2004 TV Land award show with the other surviving cast members.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, she was reunited with costars Bob Denver, Dawn Wells, and Russell Johnson in an episode of Roseanne. She did not reunite with them for the television film Surviving Gilligan's Island (2001), co-produced by Wells. She was portrayed by Kristen Dalton in the television film.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 50
    In the fall of 1984, she replaced Jo Ann Pflug as Taylor Chapin on the syndicated soap opera Rituals after Pflug refused to do love scenes with co-star George Lazenby due to her religious beliefs.
    More Details Hide Details After a few months, however, Louise did not renew her own contract and the character was written out. She later made cameo appearances on the network daytime soaps Santa Barbara and All My Children. The question "Ginger or Mary Ann? " is considered a classic pop-psychological question when given to American men of a certain age as an insight into their characters, or at least their desires as regarding certain female stereotypes.
  • 1978
    Age 44
    Her other television films of the period included Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976), SST: Death Flight (1977), Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), and in the prime-time soap opera Dallas, during the 1978–79 seasons, as J.R. Ewing's secretary, Julie Grey, a semi-regular character.
    More Details Hide Details Her character was finally killed off.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 40
    She attempted to shed her comedic image by assaying grittier roles, including a guest appearance as a pathetic heroin addict in a 1974 Kojak episode, as well as a co-starring role as an evil Southern prison guard in the 1976 ABC-TV Movie Nightmare in Badham County.
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  • 1967
    Age 33
    After the series ended in 1967, Louise continued to work in film and made numerous guest appearances in various television series.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in the Matt Helm spy spoof The Wrecking Crew (1969) with Dean Martin. Louise played a doomed suburban housewife in the original The Stepford Wives (1975), and both the film and her performance were well received.
  • 1966
    Age 32
    From 1966 to 1974, Louise was married to radio and TV announcer/interviewer Les Crane, with whom she has one daughter, Caprice Crane (born 1970), who became an MTV producer and a novelist.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 30
    In 1964, she left the Broadway musical Fade Out – Fade In to portray movie star Ginger Grant on the situation comedy Gilligan's Island, after the part was turned down by Jayne Mansfield.
    More Details Hide Details However, she was unhappy with the role and worried that it would typecast her. The role did make Louise a pop icon of the era, and in 2005 an episode of TV Land Top Ten ranked her as second only to Heather Locklear as the greatest of television's all-time sex symbols.
  • 1962
    Age 28
    She appeared in a 1962 episode of The Real McCoys, the Walter Brennan sitcom, and in the 1964 beach party film For Those Who Think Young, with Bob Denver, prior to the development of Gilligan's Island.
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  • 1958
    Age 24
    Louise made her Hollywood film debut in 1958 in God's Little Acre.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, the National Art Council named her the "World's Most Beautiful Redhead." She became an in-demand leading lady for major stars like Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark and Robert Ryan, often playing somber roles quite unlike the glamorous pinup photographs and Playboy pictorials she had become famous for in the late 1950s. She turned down roles in Li'l Abner and Operation Petticoat taking roles on Broadway and in Italian cinema and Hollywood. Among her more notable Italian film credits was the historical epic Garibaldi (1960), directed by Roberto Rossellini, that concerned Garibaldi's efforts to unify the Italian states in 1860. When Louise returned to the United States, she began studying with Lee Strasberg and eventually became a member of the Actors Studio.
  • 1957
    Age 23
    In 1957, she appeared on Broadway in the hit musical Li'l Abner.
    More Details Hide Details Her album, It's Time for Tina, was released that year, with songs such as "Embraceable You" and "I'm in the Mood for Love".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1952
    Age 18
    Her acting debut came in 1952 in the Bette Davis musical revue Two's Company, followed by roles in other Broadway productions, such as John Murray Anderson's Almanac, The Fifth Season, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in such early live television dramas as Studio One, Producers' Showcase, and Appointment with Adventure.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1934
    Age 0
    Born on February 11, 1934.
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