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December 30th, 2020 at 12:17:36 PM permalink
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dawn-wells-dead-mary-ann-gilligans-island-was-82-1149549

Covid-19 related death
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December 30th, 2020 at 12:23:21 PM permalink
oh no, she played my favorite character.

well, maybe the one who i was most attracted to.
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December 30th, 2020 at 1:16:25 PM permalink
Amazing that despite multiple subsequent roles in many stage and screen vehicles, it is as Mary Ann that she will be remembered. Gilligan's Island touched America deeply.
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December 30th, 2020 at 2:55:43 PM permalink
Oh no! I don't make a big deal about every celebrity death, but all those related to Gilligan's Island are worthy of a tribute.



I've always found it funny how when you ask any man, Ginger or Mary Ann, almost always the answer is Mary Ann. I can't think of a single exception.

Always the ideal long-term woman and a native of Reno to boot. RIP Mary Ann, Dawn.
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December 30th, 2020 at 3:33:53 PM permalink
I think she was from Reno or at least has some ties with this city
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December 30th, 2020 at 4:34:31 PM permalink
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I've always found it funny how when you ask any man, Ginger or Mary Ann, almost always the answer is Mary Ann. I can't think of a single exception.

That's probably because she is more attractive.
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That's probably because she is more attractive.





I think Ginger has the higher eye-candy factor, but it's close. I think every man seems to choose Mary Ann is she seems more approachable and down to earth.
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December 30th, 2020 at 7:28:47 PM permalink
I didn't know that she was Miss Nevada. I just read that.
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December 30th, 2020 at 11:56:42 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard



I think Ginger has the higher eye-candy factor, but it's close. I think every man seems to choose Mary Ann is she seems more approachable and down to earth.

Take a look at this pic and I think it is clear whos more attractive.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgflip.com%2F269816.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fimgflip.com%2Fi%2F269816&tbnid=pW3W6cIvQ4PzKM&vet=12ahUKEwje8emO3PftAhXkAjQIHZzLBfgQMygsegUIARDkAQ..i&docid=18LUNx5xxgDahM&w=720&h=500&q=Mary%20Ann%20or%20Ginger&ved=2ahUKEwje8emO3PftAhXkAjQIHZzLBfgQMygsegUIARDkAQ
When I was watching GI I was fairly young and I certainly wouldn't have been thinking about who was more approachable or down to earth.

https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/streams/2012/October/121018/1C4348072-tdy-121018-gilligans-island-combo-2.fit-2000w.jpg I must admitt, she looks really good here on your left.

Has anyone ever answered your question with, neither, and said the professor?
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December 31st, 2020 at 3:37:10 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard



I think Ginger has the higher eye-candy factor, but it's close. I think every man seems to choose Mary Ann is she seems more approachable and down to earth.



Ginger looks fake. Mary Ann looks real. That is the difference.

Ginger comes off as the kind that will just leave you for someone better looking that makes more money at the first chance.
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December 31st, 2020 at 4:01:40 AM permalink
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Has anyone ever answered your question with, neither, and said the professor?



Nope. I've asked this question of women, but with the male characters, and they sometimes say, "I find none of the men attractive, I'd take Mary Ann." Of course, I go off on a big defense of the Professor, but it doesn't help.
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December 31st, 2020 at 6:04:23 AM permalink
The NYPost has an article entitled “Tina Louise (Ginger) reveals the TRUTH about Dawn Wells.” I was expecting something scandalous or surprising. When you open the article it says (paraphrasing) “Dawn was as wonderful and kind as you expected. She was a great person and a cherished friend.” I guess the clickbait got me but happy to read something positive and nice.
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December 31st, 2020 at 6:19:04 AM permalink
Although I became a Mary Ann guy at some point...I think I got my first boner ever watching Ginger :)
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December 31st, 2020 at 7:19:35 AM permalink
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Take a look at this pic and I think it is clear whos more attractive.



It is okay Axel, we are tolerant here. Just go ahead and say that Gilligan looks hot here, we won't think any less of you.
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December 31st, 2020 at 8:53:13 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Quote: Wizard



I think Ginger has the higher eye-candy factor, but it's close. I think every man seems to choose Mary Ann is she seems more approachable and down to earth.



Ginger looks fake. Mary Ann looks real. That is the difference.

Ginger comes off as the kind that will just leave you for someone better looking that makes more money at the first chance.




I call BS. She lived on the Island for years, alongside a billionaire with a spinster of a wife and never made a move on him.
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December 31st, 2020 at 9:20:13 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Quote: AZDuffman

Quote: Wizard



I think Ginger has the higher eye-candy factor, but it's close. I think every man seems to choose Mary Ann is she seems more approachable and down to earth.



Ginger looks fake. Mary Ann looks real. That is the difference.

Ginger comes off as the kind that will just leave you for someone better looking that makes more money at the first chance.



I call BS. She lived on the Island for years, alongside a billionaire with a spinster of a wife and never made a move on him.



I always was suspicious of Gilligan and the Skipper close relationship. I mean 15 years on an island?

And then they desired to simply return and continue their lifestyle?

And had a visit from the Harlem Globetrotters?
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December 31st, 2020 at 9:46:31 AM permalink
I've never heard a woman asked "Gilligan or the Skipper?"
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December 31st, 2020 at 9:50:27 AM permalink
Ms. Wells was in a classic horror movie- The Town that Dreaded Sundown. I was lucky enough to see it at a drive-thru in 1976/77 and again a few years later at the now legendary Uniondale Mini-Cinema. In the days before Halloween reinvented the horror genre, it was an outstanding film. I see they made a remake which is easily available but the original is well worth hunting down
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I was saddened to hear about Dawn's death yesterday. I had the pleasure of meeting her back in 1983 or possibly 1984. At the time I was the manager of a small movie theatre on Hollywood Blvd. She and a couple of her girlfriends came in one day, to watch whatever movie we were showing at the time. I was able to chat with her for a few minutes after the show, before she left. As you might expect, she was an absolute doll.

I'm not too big on autographs, but I guess I asked her for hers since she gave it to me, which of course I still have. ("Ed, A special hello! - Dawn Wells") Like many people, I literally grew up watching reruns of Gilligan's Island.

Because she was four years younger than Louise, I always figured Dawn would eventually be the last surviving cast member of the show. Nope. Not anymore.

I also met Teri Garr and Gretchen Corbett at that same theatre. Hopefully they are both doing okay.
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December 31st, 2020 at 11:15:04 AM permalink
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Ginger looks fake. Mary Ann looks real. That is the difference.

Ginger comes off as the kind that will just leave you for someone better looking that makes more money at the first chance.



So, MaryAnn needs glasses.
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December 31st, 2020 at 12:15:19 PM permalink
Gilligan's Island - The Lie Detector https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AMUwHrZwuk
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December 31st, 2020 at 12:26:11 PM permalink
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And had a visit from the Harlem Globetrotters?



When the Harlem Globetrotters visited, I knew the show had Jumped the Shark even before the term had been coined.
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That show had to have been one of the cheapest sets ever conceived. Thatch huts, coconuts. Not much cost involved.
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Family Feud: Gilligan's Island Vs. Batman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NX6yqCTRO4
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:13:13 PM permalink
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That show had to have been one of the cheapest sets ever conceived. Thatch huts, coconuts. Not much cost involved.



The show was intended to be a "throwaway show" or one of those shows the networks put up expecting to fail fast but the budget has already been spent on more promising shows and they need something to fill the time. It tested awful until the theme song was added, then people liked it. The professor and Mary Ann did not even have an opening credit in the early episodes.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:42:06 PM permalink
I went to a live reunion show many years ago. Sherwood Schwartz was asked why the first season wasn't in color. He said color film was readily available at the time and the network didn't have enough faith in the show to spend the extra money on it.

You may recall GI was one of those shows that started in B&W and ended in color. Another was Bewitched.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:44:26 PM permalink
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Family Feud: Gilligan's Island Vs. Batman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NX6yqCTRO4

Sadly, only two people of that episode are still with us, Ward and Meriwether. All nine of the others, including Dawson, have passed.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:48:54 PM permalink
Gilligans first season was in 1964, when most network shows were still B&W. It went to color in 1965, the first season that a slight majority of the shows were in color. By 1967, all shows were in color.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:49:39 PM permalink
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You may recall GI was one of those shows that started in B&W and ended in color. Another was Bewitched.

I can think of a few more, off the top of my head:

Gunsmoke
I Dream of Jeannie
Lost In Space
Mister Ed
My Three Sons
Petticoat Junction
The Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Man From Uncle
The Wild, Wild West
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December 31st, 2020 at 7:22:42 PM permalink
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I can think of a few more, off the top of my head:

Gunsmoke
I Dream of Jeannie
Lost In Space
Mister Ed
My Three Sons
Petticoat Junction
The Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Man From Uncle
The Wild, Wild West



And The Flintstones!

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December 31st, 2020 at 7:32:56 PM permalink
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Gilligan's Island - The Lie Detector https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AMUwHrZwuk



Funny. My 7-year-old self didn't know what the Professor was talking about, but now I know he has these degrees:

B.A. from USC
B.S. from UCLA
M.A. from SMU
Ph.D from TCU
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SMU's outstanding academic reputation is being joined by another honor. Playboy Magazine crowned the university No. 1 for Nightlife in its annual “Top 10 Party Schools” list. The magazine ranked America's top 100 colleges across 900 data points. Oct 7, 2012
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SMU's outstanding academic reputation is being joined by another honor. Playboy Magazine crowned the university No. 1 for Nightlife in its annual “Top 10 Party Schools” list. The magazine ranked America's top 100 colleges across 900 data points. Oct 7, 2012



Hey! Where does my own UCSB rank?
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UCSB is called a "Party School" by most people who know of it. While this stereotype is true to an extent because there is a lot of partying on the weekends in the neighboring collegetown of Isla Vista; it doesn't mean that all students at UCSB party. There are plenty of students here who don't party at all.
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Ginger always looked like she was high-maintenance and frosty. Mary Ann was friendly and looked like she'd be fun and comfortable in bed.

RIP, Dawn Wells.
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UCSB is called a "Party School" by most people who know of it. While this stereotype is true to an extent because there is a lot of partying on the weekends in the neighboring collegetown of Isla Vista; it doesn't mean that all students at UCSB party. There are plenty of students here who don't party at all.



Can't you say that about any "party school"? What's your connection to UCSB?
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Can't you say that about any "party school"? What's your connection to UCSB?



Absolutely nothing. Never heard of it before.
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When I was in college the party school we always heard about was San Diego State
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SMU's outstanding academic reputation is being joined by another honor. Playboy Magazine crowned the university No. 1 for Nightlife in its annual “Top 10 Party Schools” list. The magazine ranked America's top 100 colleges across 900 data points. Oct 7, 2012



When I went to the University of Iowa the dorm I was in my freshman year was called Burge Hall. Playboy named it the number one party dorm in the country. I don't remember it being particularly crazy, but I also had nothing else to compare it to.
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Maybe Playboy had a secret student they were tracking.
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You down with UCSB?
Yeah you know me.
Who’s down with UCSB?
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Must be interesting to attend a school named after an electrical cable/ plug in?
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UCSB - In-state tuition 14,391 USD, Out-of-state tuition 44,145 USD
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January 1st, 2021 at 8:32:09 AM permalink
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Can't you say that about any "party school"? What's your connection to UCSB?



Just for future reference, see how easy it is in the normal course of discussion to accidentally hijack a thread.

I'm sure party schools and alma maters are interesting but really have nothing to do with the death of Dawn Wells.

So try to be lenient on the rest of us poor fools when handing out those hijacking bans

;)
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THE FOUR SEASONS with FRANKI VALLI ~RARE~ "DAWN"(GO AWAY) 1964
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Just for future reference, see how easy it is in the normal course of discussion to accidentally hijack a thread.

I'm sure party schools and alma maters are interesting but really have nothing to do with the death of Dawn Wells.

So try to be lenient on the rest of us poor fools when handing out those hijacking bans

;)



Sorry about the hijack.
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Just for future reference, see how easy it is in the normal course of discussion to accidentally hijack a thread.



Point well taken. I apologize for my role in the hijacking.
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Vegas connection
I read that her father was a casino manager in Vegas
I saw a pic of her at the groundbreaking for the Four Queens
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I was in HS when Gilligan came on,
we ALL wanted Maryann because
it was written that way in the script.
Ginger was almost a pro hooker,
with all the eye makeup, the constant
wearing of cocktail dresses (on a
deserted island), high heels, the
coy flirting all the time. They wrote
Maryann as the epitome of the girl
next door. Pigtails, pretty face,
and a nice ass crammed into short
shorts. At least that's what Dawn Wells
said about her character is an
interview in the 80's.

One of my all time fave camel-toe
picks. If you don't know what that
is look it up.

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January 1st, 2021 at 11:55:56 PM permalink
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I was in HS when Gilligan came on,
we ALL wanted Maryann because
it was written that way in the script.
Ginger was almost a pro hooker,
with all the eye makeup, the constant
wearing of cocktail dresses (on a
deserted island), high heels, the
coy flirting all the time. They wrote
Maryann as the epitome of the girl
next door. Pigtails, pretty face,
and a nice ass crammed into short
shorts. At least that's what Dawn Wells
said about her character is an
interview in the 80's.

One of my all time fave camel-toe
picks. If you don't know what that
is look it up.




I don't know man that picture is low res that there might be moose knuckle
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