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Gilligan’s Island actress Dawn Wells dies

30 December 2020

American actress Dawn Wells has died of causes related to COVID-19 at the age of 82.

Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann Summers in the classic sitcom Gilligan’s Island, passed away peacefully in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, her publicist Harlan Boll said.

The iconic show ran for 98 episodes from 1964 to 1967.

Wells represented her state of Nevada in the 1959 Miss America pageant before becoming a household name on Gilligan’s Island. Wells appeared in many other TV shows and films, including 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, and Bonanza.